IU Northwest does not provide housing or living accommodations. We are a commuter campus. All of our students drive or take public transportation to campus each day. If you choose to attend IU Northwest, you will be responsible for securing your own housing or living accommodations.
When you arrive at the application portal, you will be asked a few general questions to determine what kind of application you will be completing. Once the system correctly identifies your admission status as a Graduate International Student, you will be guided through a series of questions.
You must also contact the specific academic school advisors for additional admission requirement.
Explore the links on this page for more international student information.
You are a First Year Student if:
You have completed or will complete primary/secondary college preparation curriculum in the country where you studied and have been awarded a diploma/certificate of completion.
You are a Transfer Student if:
You have attended a university or postsecondary institution after graduating from high school and you have not received a bachelor's degree.
Graduate Applicants should contact their program of interest for application and admission requirements.
The $65 application fee is required of all applicants and is non-refundable. You may make payment at the time you submit your electronic application by using your credit card.
After your submitting your application, you will receive and email within 5 business days with instructions to create an iStart account where you can upload documents and check on the status of your application. You may upload copies of your official transcripts, diplomas, and certificates for admission consideration; however, you will be required to provide the actual paper documents upon arrival to campus.
Credential evaluations completed by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), or other evaluation agencies are not an official transcripts or diploma. Evaluation service transcripts will not be accepted as a substitute to the original official academic record.
Official Transcripts may be mailed to:
Office of International Services Indiana University Eigenmann Hall Room 525 1900 E. Tenth Street Bloomington, IN 47406 USA
Application Priority Dates:
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
If you miss a priority date your admission toIU Northwestmay be delayed until the following semester.
In general, we recommend that students complete college preparatory coursework that includes:
Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction
Six to eight semesters of mathematics
Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology)
Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills
Two semesters of health, physical education, or safety
Application for Admission
Nonrefundable $65 application fee
Official transcripts (native language and English translation if applicable)
English Proficiency ( If not from a countryIU Northwestconsiders English as a native language)
Financial Support Documentation
If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission. Exceptions to the following language proficiency standards may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Students who will or have graduated from a high school in the United States or have completed the equivalent of ENG-W 131 are exempt the English proficiency documentation requirement for admission and all further English placement testing.
Students who have graduated from a high school, successfully completed university level course work or are citizens of a country in which English is considered the native language are exempt from the English proficiency documentation requirement.
In addition to meeting the English language proficiency requirement for admission, all first-time international undergraduate students and transfer students must take placement exams in English and Mathematics upon arrival, unless otherwise exempt.
Successful completion of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at a regionally accredited institution in the United States
Non-U.S. residents: Submit a photocopy of your passport page showing your name and date of birth. If you are currently in the U.S., submit a photocopy of your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp.
International students are required to submit documentation that shows sufficient funds are available to cover the estimated cost for education, living and miscellaneous expenses for one year.
Tuition & fees
Living & miscellaneous expenses
Total Estimated Cost
Information about your source of funding: When gathering your financial documentation, please keep the following items in mind:
You should include bank statements if at all possible.
You must submit only legible financial documentation.
You may be asked to submit original documents at Indiana University’s discretion.
You must provide the specific amount and currency of available funds, though funds on bank statements, etc., do not need to be shown in U.S. dollars.
You must submit documentation from the 12 months preceding the time you intend to enroll.
If the available sponsored funds do not completely cover your incurred costs, you will be responsible for all additional expenses associated with your stay in the United States.
Information about personal or family funding: If full or partial funding is coming from personal sources (for example, family or friends), each person who will provide your financial support must:
Attach an official bank statement(s). The name on the declaration must match the account holder on the bank statement(s).
Bank statements must be in English. Each bank statement submitted must include the following details:
The name of your financial supporter. The translated name must be on the original document (not handwritten in).
The date. Documents must be dated no more than one year (12 months) prior to the date classes begin for the desired term of enrollment.
The amount of available funds and the type of currency.
The name of the bank. The name of the bank must be officially indicated on the bank statement.
Information about financial support from a sponsoring agency, government, or non-IU scholarship:
If you will be receiving support from a scholarship agency, you must attach an official scholarship letter which explains the terms and the amounts of the award. Companies should provide a statement indicating that they have the amount currently available. Proof of funds usually includes bank statements and/or scholarship letters. Organizations and/or companies providing scholarships or paid study leave for you should provide an award letter outlining the details of the award in U.S. dollar amounts. The letter must contain:
The name of the student being given the award
The amount of money available for each year of study including the terms of support (i.e., a breakdown of what the award is intended to cover: tuition, fees, living expenses, dependents, etc.)
The duration of the award (including beginning and ending dates)
The degree and major field of study for which the award is available
Confirmation that the award is applicable for study at Indiana University
All documentation should be dated less than 12 months before the time you intend to enroll.
Bank statements indicating required currency amount
Investment statements indicating liquid assets
Lines of credit
The following documentation will not be accepted:
Chartered accountant statements
Payroll reports/expected income
Bank statements lacking currency amounts
Other statements of non-liquid assets
Contact Susana Batres firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions and would like to have an admission counselor contact you about applying to IU Northwest.
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