As a family member or support person, your guidance and support are critical parts of your student’s journey to college. It’s a choice that impacts the entire family and you want to make sure you give yourselves time to talk about the options available, lay out a plan to help minimize any bumps along the way. 在这个过程中提供帮助, we've provided some resources below to help you support your student as they begin to apply to college. We understand that the college search can be a stressful time for both 家庭 and students. Don’t forget to let your student take the lead, but be there for encouragement and support. This journey will be rewarding for everyone involved!



  • 录取过程
  • How we communicate with applicants
  • 参观校园
  • 待通知

校园 安全 and 服务

  • 校园安全
  • 学生服务
  • 多样性和包容性
  • 学术服务
  • Living and dining on campus

Conversations to have with your future college student

  • Choosing the right college
  • 选择合适的bc菠菜导航
  • Creating a financial plan



For full consideration, students should apply to 印第安纳州 University by the following dates:

  • 秋季学期- 6月1日
  • Spring Semester - December 1st
  • 夏季课程- 5月1日

印第安纳州’s admissions webpage includes 指令 一年级学生. Every college is going to have a different process, so make sure your student familiarizes themselves with what those processes and requirements are.

How we communicate with students

We will send information regarding any missing information, 文档, or updates to a students’ application via email, so students should regularly check the email they used in the application process. Acceptance notifications will be sent via letter and text message.


印第安纳州 has a variety of 校园之旅 you and your student can choose from, lasting from 2 hours to 4-5 hours. Tours can include the following: meeting with an 招生 Counselor, 校园之旅, 住宿生活之旅, 午餐, or meeting with an Academic 部门 (dependent upon major).


印第安纳州 has information specifically for 家庭! 你也可以 加上你的名字 to our newsletter distribution list to receive more updates about State.

校园 安全 and 服务

When a student comes to college, campus becomes a second home and the well-being of your student is essential to a successful college experience. We are committed to providing them the best support and resources available!


大学警察 are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 安全 escorts are available through our Community 安全 Officers, we also have Blue Light Poles across campus, which provide a direct link to Public 安全, 还有911服务.


印第安纳州 provides a myriad of physical, 情感和精神, financial wellness services to students:


Emotional and Mental 健康



学生 play a huge role in maintaining and establishing an environment that is accepting and inclusive of all people. To create of a sense of belonging among our students, we have several student centers and organizations that can help students find their identity as a Sycamore:


We are dedicated to providing the most effective academic services to our students. We want to assist students in strengthening their study skills, becoming independent learners, advocating for themselves. All of our tutoring and mentoring services are free of cost! Some of the academic services we provide to students are:

Living and Dining on 校园

印第安纳州 需要 that all single first year students who reside within 60 miles of campus live in University residence halls.

For best consideration for Honors and Living Learning Communities, 住宅应用程序 should be submitted in March. Beginning in April, room selection will be done in a staggered approach.  学生 are required to submit a $20 non-refundable housing application fee and a $150 refundable initial housing payment.

你可以查看 photo galleries and floor plans of all Residence Halls online.

All students who live on campus must have a 膳食计划.  有多种 就餐选择 on campus and students are also able to have a mini fridge or other small kitchen items 在他们的房间.

Conversations to Have with Your Future College Student

Choosing the right college

  • Make three lists - reach schools, match schools, safety schools
    • Reach schools – institutions your student feels might be a little out of reach, academically and financially. Their academic qualifications might not quite meet that school’s requirements, but they have a solid extra-curricular background that could make all the difference.
    • Match schools – Exactly what it sounds like! Your student matches the academic requirements for the institution, including GPA and any required test scores or coursework.
    • 安全 schools – Your student’s academic credentials exceed the admission requirements, so a high probability of being accepted will help you and your student breathe easy.
  • It’s important to remember not to rule out any institution because of cost. 你永远不知道 奖学金 or 金融援助 your student will be eligible for! Remember to consider things like 位置, 大小, 项目, 结果. However, be up front with your student about the realities of their college financing. Talk about expectations you have and how much your student will be expected to contribute.


You know your student, you know what they’re passionate about. And for every passion, there are 项目 that can turn into a successful career. 我们的 职业中心 offers a variety of resources for students that can help them plan and prepare for their future. Here are some questions to ask your student to get them thinking about 项目 and careers in creative ways.

  • What industry can you see yourself in?
  • What kind of work environment do you see yourself in? Are you at a desk, in a collaborative work environment, creating things, or working outside?
  • Do you want to work for others, with others, or work for yourself?
  • Do you want to make a difference in someone's life one-to-one, or do you want to impact change in the broader society?
  • How can you apply your interests, skills, hobbies to a job?

Creating a Financial Plan

印第安纳州 believes a college education will empower your student to launch a bright future. If their plans include a college degree, they need to prepare for 如何付款. 我们建议:

  • Discussing their personal financial options. Your student may qualify for some 经济援助的种类, however personal preparation is key when it comes to affording college. Will you be contributing to your student’s education through a 529 or other college savings plan? Have you developed a budget that will help you compare anticipated college expenses against your potential available income? A college degree is a significant investment in your student’s future, they need to know what resources they’ll have to finance it.
  • 使用 净价计算器 to receive the earliest estimate of their federal, bc菠菜导航, institutional 金融援助 eligibility.
  • Encouraging your students to begin looking for 奖学金 opportunities. There are many types of 奖学金s, many different organizations that provide them. Familiarizing yourself with these opportunities early will allow your student to jumpstart their 奖学金 search process.
  • Empowering your student to begin making their own financial choices. Help them develop a budget and set financial goals for each upcoming year. Have them establish a bank account to teach them about managing their own money. Encourage your student to ask questions about financial concepts they don’t understand. The more your student knows, the more prepared they will be for paying for college.
  • 准备提交 Free Application for Federal Student 援助 (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for most types of federal and bc菠菜导航 金融援助. The FAFSA opens October 1 of your student’s senior year, the deadline to be considered for bc菠菜导航 of Indiana aid is April 15. To file, you and your student will need to create an FSA ID. The FSA ID is a username and password that allows your student to login to the FAFSA, as well as for you both to electronically sign and submit the application.

Looking for more tips on starting the “paying for college” conversation? 访问我们的 金融援助 webpage for valuable 金融援助 information. If you or your student has questions, you can also contact us by phone at 800-841-4744 or by email at ISU-finaid@mail.indbc菠菜导航.edu.