The admissions process for the Indiana University School of Journalism is easy to navigate.
- 26 credit hours with a 2.20 grade point average (FX calculated as F, DX calculated as D)
- Journalism J110, J200 or J210 with a C or better
- English composition with a C or better or exemption
- Mathematical modeling, C- or better
- One semester of a foreign language
Most students apply to enter the school as a journalism major after their freshman years. However, students who apply to IU and express an interest in journalism may be eligible for the Direct Admission program.
- Who is eligible?
Students entering the Fall 2014 class are eligible to apply for direct admission if they meet any ONE of the following requirements:
- Score of 1270 SAT or above (verbal and math)
- Score of 29 ACT or above
- Have a GPA of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale
- Are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes
- How to apply:
- The first step is to apply to Indiana University by Nov. 1 and express your interest in journalism.
- Once admitted, students will who meet the above qualifications be invited to complete IU’s Selective Scholarship Application.
- If you meet the minimum standards set for application to the Direct Admit program, your SSA application will be sent to the school and you will be considered for direct admission to the IU School of Journalism.
- You also will be automatically considered for the IU School of Journalism Honors Program, Media Scholars Program and for freshman scholarships offered by the School of Journalism.