The Office of Admission is now located in the Education and Arts Building at 1700 Mishawaka Ave. South Bend, IN 46634.

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. Intercampus transfers should begin with the Registrar's website. Students caming back to IU South Bend after studying at another campus outside the IU system can learn more about the returning student process here.

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

Applicants in an immigration status other than permanent resident, asylee or refugee, and those seeking F-1 or J-1 immigration status should apply through the Office of International Student Services. Students with non-U.S. academic documents may seek assistance with credential evaluation and guidance in making an application to the appropriate admission office. For more information, please call the Office of International Student Services at 574-520-4419, or please see our website linked 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.

Online Education and Lifelong Learning

Students who seek to take online courses must be admitted to Indiana University as a High School Dual-Enrolled student or as an Undergraduate or Graduate student in either degree or non-degree status. For online course and degree options, as well as for ongoing support while taking online classes, please review the following site: Online Education. Please see the Lifelong Learning website to learn more about continuing education opportunities.

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