Indiana University Northwest

Office of Admissions

High School Counselors

High School Counselors


Interested in planning a group campus tour or having an Admissions Counselor visit your school? Contact us now! 219-980-6991 or 


What are the freshman admission standards?

Freshman applicants should be on track to graduate with a minimum of a Core 40 diploma

In addition, applicants should:

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Rank in the upper half of the high school graduating class.
  • Score above the median established by northwest Indiana students on the SAT or ACT.

IU Northwest may accept students who are deficient in the standards listed above after additional testing.

How should your student apply?

We highly recommend that you apply using our secure online application, and paying the $35 nonrefundable application fee with a credit card. Application fee waivers are only available for current high school seniors who are 21st Century Scholars or who have received an SAT/ACT waiver. Documentation for the fee waiver must be provided before the application is processed.

When should your student apply? 

IU Northwest utilizes rolling admissions.  It typically takes 2 weeks to process an application after all credentials have been received.

We recommend that they apply at the end of the fall semester of their senior year, but we continue to accept applications through the spring and summer.

Priority deadlines in order to ensure timely processing of financial aid:

Fall Semester - July 1
Spring - December 1
Summer Session I - April 1
Summer Session II - June 1

Steps to Enrollment  

Placement testing and registration

Placement testing for the summer and fall terms begins in early March. Freshmen are eligible to register beginning in late March after appropriate placement testing and advising.  Students admitted for the spring term are eligible for placement testing in October and registration in November.


IU Northwest offers competitive and noncompetitive scholarships for freshman. Details and deadlines

Financial Aid

Students should go to the FAFSA website and complete the application.  The FAFSA must be completed and submitted by March 10th to be eligible for Indiana state grants and 21st Century Scholarships. However, if the deadline has passed, it is not too late to complete the FAFSA in order to assess the family’s eligibility for federal grants and loans. The Office of Financial Aid will begin sending award letters in early April. The IU Northwest school code is 001815.


New Student Orientation is required for freshmen to ensure that they have all of the information they need before starting their education at IU Northwest.  The orientation program is a one-day program offered in June, July and August.

Links and Contact Info  

If you need more information, feel free to contact one of our Admissions Counselors:

Charmaine Connelly (219) 980-6760

Jeana Nier (219) 980-6764

Kathy Spicer (219) 980-6848

Linda Templeton (Director) (219) 980-6767