High School Students

Personal attention, nationally-ranked and respected programs, and a world-renowned university- sounds like you'd need to move to an expensive urban area on the east or west coast to get all of that, right? Think again. IU Kokomo has a long list of advantages and reasons why thousands of people choose to earn a degree right here in North-central Indiana. You can learn more about IU Kokomo and what we have to offer, or take the plunge and get started today.

Are you ready to take the next step toward earning a prestigious IU degree in your own backyard?

Getting Started

We have several resources to continue your education and find the right career for you. 

Taking Classes for College Credit

If you are interested in taking college courses while you are pursuing your high school diploma, you can apply for the Collegiate Credit for High School Students (CCHSS) program. Talk to your high school guidance counselor to find out how university courses fit into your high school schedule and college planning. This program is designed for admission-eligible, mature high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate preparation for college-level course work. If you are interested in CCHSS you must:

  • submit the Application for Admission as a Special High School Applicant.
  • obtain the endorsement of your high school counselor, through the form of a letter of recommendation.
  • provide an official high school transcript.
  • include your PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores.

Application forms may also be obtained from the IU Kokomo Office of Admissions. CCHSS students are not eligible for federal, state, or university financial aid.

If you apply to take college courses while a high school junior or senior, you are expected to be on track and anticipated to meet or exceed the requirements to enroll in order to pursue a degree at the point and time you will graduate from high school.

Step-by-Step Guide for High School Students

Are you ready to attend IU Kokomo? Start here:

Admissions Requirements

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be eligible for conditional admission. Please contact us for more details.

Admissions Checklist

Here is a checklist of the documents and items that you will need for applying. We recommend printing a copy for your records.

  • An official high school transcript (this must be mailed in a sealed envelope from the high school)
  • Your SAT or ACT scores (If you have been out of school three years or more, SAT/ACT scores are not required.)
  • $35 non-refundable application fee. The application fee is waived for Twenty-First Century Scholars and for economic hardship with verification from your high school guidance office.
  • If you earned college credit while in high school, submit an official transcript from each college or university. (not necessary if your earned IU college credit)

When you are ready, apply online using our online application and follow the instructions provided or print a copy of our Application for Admission (PDF).

Residual ACT Testing Dates

Students who have been out of high school less than three years are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. The residual ACT offered on campus is valid only at IU Kokomo and will not be acceped by other universities, including other IU Campuses.

Upcoming Dates:

December 11, 2014

April 21, 2015

May 27, 2015

July 30, 2015

More information:

  1. To register for the test email admissions at iuadmis@iuk.edu
  2. All residual ACT test takers must have applied to IU Kokomo by test date and must have payed the ACT test fee.
  3. Make check or money order payable to Indiana University for $35.
    • If mailing, include note stating that the fee is for the ACT Test and forward it to IU Kokomo, Office of Admissions, 2300 S. Washington St., P.O. Box 9003, Kokomo, IN 46904-9003.
    • Call toll-free 1-888-875-4485 or 765-455-9217.
  4. Test takers will be notified via mail where to report to, directions, test info, rules, etc.
  5. The testing will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. and no one will be allowed to enter after testing begins.
  6. Student must bring a picture ID.
  7. Allow approximately 4 hours for testing.
  8. Student may use a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.

All new students must also take the placement test. Schedule placement tests by calling 765-455-9395.