Future First-year Students

How to become a Kelley

Students who are directly admitted to Kelley Indianapolis from high school get a jump-start on the competition. Standard admission students complete a year or two of classes before being admitted, but students with direct admission start in Kelley right away, receiving early access to prestigious scholarships and first access to on-campus housing with peers in the Kelley House at IU Indianapolis.

Admission Options

  • Once you've been admitted to IU Indianapolis, you may be directly admitted to Kelley Indianapolis if you meet the following criteria:
    • High School GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Meet one of the following test scores:
      • SAT: Minimum SAT score of 1170 (ERWS and MSS scores only; does not include Reading test) with a Math score of 530 or higher
      • ACT: Composite score of 24 with a Math score of 21 or higher

Note: The Kelley School will accept students' highest OLD SAT score or highest NEW SAT score but cannot combine a section from the old exam with a section from the new exam.

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA with an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma, Technical Diploma (or out-of-state equivalents).
  • College-Level Math (Pre-Calculus or higher)

If you don't qualify for direct admission, or if you're currently a student at IU Indianapolis, you can apply to Kelley once you've met the requirements for Option 1 or Option 2 admission.

For fall admission, apply to IU Indianapolis by May 1. For spring admission, apply to IU Indianapolis by November 1.

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