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The 2015 Balfour Pre-College Academy is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 12 through Friday, July 17.  Transporation is provided from select IU regional campuses depending on student representation from that region.  Previous pick-up locations included IUPUI-Indianapolis, IU-Northwest, IPFW-Fort Wayne, and IU-South Bend campuses. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Junior
  • Enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum ( Core 40 Diploma or Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma in Indiana)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Your application consists of four parts. Please complete ALL.

  • Biographical Data
  • Additional Information
  • Student Essays
  • Supporting Materials

In the High School Information section, we request the email address of a counselor/teacher/community advocate willing to provide a letter of recommendation and a copy of your transcript. Using the email provided, we will directly contact your counselor/teacher/community advocate for the reference.

Please be advised that you should submit your Pre-College Academy application only after all four sections have been completed. The system does not allow for you to exit and re-enter a partially completed application, nor to periodically save. It may be helpful to write your essays in a word document and then use the Copy and Paste function to import responses to the on-line application.

Since our primary means of corresponding with you is via email, please ensure that all of the email addresses you supply in the online application are correct.

Please note that the final deadline for applications and supporting materials was extended until March 1, 2015.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the program at balfour@indiana.edu or (812)856-8233.

Request an official high school transcript to be sent to the Balfour Scholars Program. Official transcripts may be emailed to balfour@indiana.edu or faxed (812) 856-8245 or mailed to:

Balfour Scholars Program
Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration
W.W. Wright Education
201 N. Rose Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006

We will not review your application until ALL materials are received.