Direct Admission to the College

An honor for the College’s top incoming freshmen

Each year outstanding incoming freshmen are offered direct admission to the College of Arts and Sciences.

If you’re offered direct admission, you can:

  • Declare a major in the College and begin your studies in the College at the start of your freshman year
  • Declare a second major or a minor in your first semester
  • Work with an advisor who is a specialist in your major as soon as you arrive at IU
  • Take part in the Arts + Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience, the College’s exciting new immersive learning experience for academically talented students

  • Tap into other resources and support in your academic department from the very beginning of your studies