How to Apply

Applying for undergraduate admission to the School of Public Health

Ready to apply to the School of Public Health-Bloomington? There are a few ways that you can apply and be accepted into our programs.

To indicate your interest, select a School of Public Health major and submit your IU Bloomington application for admission.

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Pathways to become part of our school

Future freshmen, apply for direct admission

You may be eligible for direct admission to our school for fall 2022 if you meet each of the following:

  • Select one of our School of Public Health majors as your intended major on your IU Admissions application.
  • Earn an SAT score of 1280 (combined reading and math) and/or an ACT score of 27 (composite)
  • Earn a GPA of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

If you do not meet all criteria or if you apply to IU without ACT/SAT scores under the test-optional guidelines*, you will be reviewed on other aspects of your application, including performance in academic coursework, quality of application essay(s), and additional activities and achievements.

*To find out if this is the right path for you, learn more about our test-optional admissions policy.

It is important to apply by the November 1 deadline if you are applying for direct admission.

Apply for admission through the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions. If you are eligible, you'll receive an offer of direct admission from the School of Public Health-Bloomington 4–6 weeks after you've been admitted to IU Bloomington.

If you update your IU application with new academic or major information, we will reconsider you for direct admission through April 1. This may include new test scores, a change in major, or other achievements.

Direct admission criteria for fall 2023 will be posted in July of 2022

Begin in University Division

Most undergraduate first-year students begin in University Division while preparing for certification into one of our major programs.

You'll take classes your first year to fulfill admission requirements for your intended major while making degree progress. Once you successfully complete the requirements, you will be officially admitted to the School of Public Health and the major you are seeking.

The first step is to apply for admission through the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions. If you're an incoming freshman, be sure to apply by November 1 in order to be eligible for the maximum number of scholarships.

Each major within the School of Public Health has specific admission requirements. You can find the requirements for each undergraduate degree program in our school's academic bulletin.

Academic bulletin

Transfer students

If you’ve completed at least 12 semester hours of college coursework following your graduation from high school, you're eligible to apply as a transfer student. The first step is to apply to IU Bloomington.

Immediate certification to the School of Public Health requires that transfer students:

Those who have not met the immediate certification requirements will enter University Division where they will remain until they meet their major's admission requirements. Each major within the School of Public Health has specific admission requirements. You can find the requirements for each undergraduate degree program in our school's academic bulletin.

Affirmative action and disability services

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution. If you need disability support services, please contact the Office of Disability Services for Students at iubdss@indiana.edu or 812-855-7578.