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First-Year Students

Students who have not attended any other college and wish to earn their first degrees are first-year students. Students who took dual-enrolled college coursework in high school are still considered first-year students. Whether you are finishing up high school now or have been out for a few years, get all the information you need to get started here.

Transfer Students

Students who have started degree-seeking studies at another college or university and plan to transfer to IU South Bend to complete their degree programs should apply as transfer students.

Non-Degree Students

IU South Bend supports several types of non-degree students. Eligible seniors in high school can get ahead by taking college coursework as a dual-enrolled student.

If you attend or have been admitted to another college and are currently in good standing, you may enroll for coursework as a guest student in non-degree status.

If you have earned a bachelor's degree and wish to take classes for personal enrichment or as prerequisite coursework for a graduate program, you can complete the post-baccalaureate non-degree application.

International Students

Students who meet the following criteria would be considered for admission through the Office of International Student Services:

  • Applicants educated outside the U.S. at the secondary level and/or beyond, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
  • Applicants in or seeking F-1 or J-1 immigration status. For information about admission through the Office of International Student Services, please see here.

Second-degree and Graduate Students

Students who have obtained a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and are seeking a second undergraduate degree should complete our undergraduate application for admission. Students seeking admission to a graduate degree program, please see here.

Distance Learners and Life Long Learning

For other options both in the classroom and online, be sure to check out the information for Distance Learning and Lifelong Learning.

At Indiana University South Bend, you receive the personal attention of a smaller campus combined with the resources of Indiana University. Your decision to enroll at IU South Bend gives you a wide range of options – degree choice, class scheduling, research, and internships.

  • More than 100 undergraduate programs
  • Award-winning faculty, an Honors Program, and strong support for achieving academic success
  • On-campus dining and suite-style housing that features themed communities and a community garden
  • A rich student life with varsity sports (NAIA Division II), student clubs, community service opportunities, and an exciting variety of open lectures, performances, and concerts
  • Access to a wealth of resources, including the IU Libraries, one of the leading academic research library systems in North America. Cutting edge research, clinical and performance spaces
  • On-site and field research opportunities with funding
  • More than 70 Study Abroad programs
  • 27,000 alumni throughout the U.S. and in more than 60 countries
Contact Us Today to Get StartedTalk to an admissions counselor today to find out more. Call us at (574) 520-4839 or toll free 1-877-GO-2-IUSB, or send us an e-mail at Meet with an Admissions Counselor close to home. Our counselors regularly attend college fairs, visit high schools and colleges, and host information sessions in communities throughout the region. Check out all the events happening on campus on the Events Calendar. If you are already accepted and plan to live on campus, get your housing application and more from Housing and Residence Life.

What Matters. Where it Matters.

At IU South Bend, you receive the personal attention of a smaller campus combined with the resources of Indiana University. We’re affordable, high-tech and staffed by highly qualified, exceptional educators. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 majors, explore intriguing study abroad choices and undertake interesting internships that prepare you for the future.

Our student to faculty ratio is 15:1, which means you get to know your professors and work closely with them. You’ll also have opportunities to participate in research alongside your professors, gaining invaluable experience that will be an asset to you throughout your career and life.

Everything You Want in a College

IU South Bend offers you the full collegiate experience. You can live on campus in our beautiful River Crossing residences. You can take part in intercollegiate basketball, intramural sports and sports clubs. Plus, there are more than 70 clubs and organizations to fit every interest and provide opportunities to develop your leadership skills. You’ll also expand your perspective and gain an understanding of other cultures by interacting with our many international students.

A Warm and Inviting Campus Culture

You’ll feel at home the moment you get to campus. Come see for yourself by arranging a tour. We look forward to welcoming you as a student at IU South Bend.