Admissions Criteria

Admissions Deadline

Effective Fall semester, 1991, a student seeking to enroll at IUK for a Fall or Spring semester or a summer session, must have a complete admissions application including all required supporting documents on file with the Director of Admissions three weeks before the first day of classes of the semester or summer session. Only transfer students in good standing at their previous institutions and with 26 or more semester hours of credit are exempt from this rule. This deadline applies to adult non-degree admission applicants but does not apply to transient students.

(Faculty Senate, 4/23/1990)

Admissions Criteria

For placement into the appropriate mathematics and English courses, all students must demonstrate their skill levels using the assessment tools established by the IU Kokomo Faculty. If these levels indicate a student is not prepared to enter the lowest level of classes taught at IU Kokomo, then he/she will be advised to attend the CCI to ameliorate the deficiencies.

Unconditional Admission

Unconditional Admission will be granted to students who have graduated from high school and who:

  1. Have earned an Academic Honors Diploma (AHD) or Core 40 Diploma; AND are ranked in the upper half of their graduating class: AND have a composite SAT ¡Ý1000 (ACT ¡Ý21), AND have a high school cumulative GPA of at least a "B". (See note #1 below).

  2. Do not meet the criteria in category one, but meet Indiana University minimum academic preparation guidelines:
    a. Are in the upper half of their graduating class; AND
    b. Have SAT/ACT scores at or near the state average (SAT ~950, ACT ~20) (see note #2
    below); AND
    c. Have completed 28 college preparatory courses ( see note #3 below)

Conditional Admission

(F.Y.I. - Conditional admission means that students are limited to enrolling in 12 hours for the first semester and may have various other requirements to fulfill. These requirements vary by student and/or major.)

Conditional admission will be granted to students who have graduated from high school and who:

  1. Have earned an Academic Honors Diploma but do not qualify for Unconditional Admission; OR

  2. Have completed the Core 40 curriculum with a grade of at least a "C: in each required Core 40 course but who do not have the class rank and/or test scores to qualify for Unconditional Admission; OR

  3. Have completed the Core 40 curriculum but have not earned a grade of "C" in all Core 40 courses, and who meet one of the other Indiana University minimum criteria in SAT/ACT scores or class rank; OR

  4. Meet two of the three Indiana University minimum criteria; OR

  5. Have not completed a college preparatory curriculum, but evidence superior academic achievement in either SAT/ACT scores (SAT ¡Ý1000/ACT ¡Ý21) or class rank (¡Ý75th percentile); GED recipients with a score ¡Ý57 will also qualify; OR

  6. Applicants who do not meet the criteria for Conditional Admission in categories I-V must demonstrate college readiness as a precondition for admission. College readiness requires attainment of the minimum expected high school class rank ( See note #4 below); AND achievement of the cut-off score on the reading assessment tool ( i.e., reading at a level ¡Ýgrade 11 on the Nelson Denny test or its equivalent); AND achievement of the cut-off score on at least one other fundamental skills assessment tool (English or mathematics). Students not meeting these requirements will be advised to attend the CCI to ameliorate their deficiencies.


  1. Students completing a GED with a score of 62 or more and having an SAT score of 100 or more (ACT 21) also qualify for Academic Honors Diploma. These are the 'Preferential Early Acceptance Admission" students (from CCI document).

  2. Students out of high school for more than three years will be waived from the SAT and/or ACT requirements.

  3. 8 semesters of English
    6semesters of mathematics
    2 semesters of laboratory science
    4 semesters of social science
    8 semesters of some combination of foreign language, computer science, social sciences, math, and lab science, etc. (Only courses on the official accepted course list for either Academic Honors or Core 40 may be included in these 8 semesters.)

  4. For Fall 2004 graduates class rank minimum 20th percentile
    For Fall 2005 graduates and beyond, class rank minimum 30th percentile

Students will be Denied Admission to IUK and referred to CCI who:

Do not qualify for Unconditional Admission or Conditional Admission.

(Faculty Senate 5/7/2002)