Indiana University

Indiana University Journalism

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

The admissions  process for the Indiana University Journalism is easy to navigate.

Admission requirements:

  • 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

Direct Admission:

IU Journalism offers automatic direct admission on a rolling basis for students who meet the following academic requirements:
  • Who is eligible?
    Students entering the Fall 2014 class are eligible to apply for direct admission if they meet the following requirements:
    • Score of 1300 SAT or above (verbal and math) OR score of 30 ACT or above
    • AND
    • Have a GPA of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale OR are in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating classes

    Students who intend to major in journalism and meet the above criteria also are eligible for the Selective Scholarship Application, which we use to identify students for our honors program (Ernie Pyle Scholars) and freshman scholarships.

  • 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 journalism and you will be considered for direct admission to IU Journalism.


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