As a Direct Admit Scholar, you'll have access to special benefits to help you get the most out of your time at the School of Education, from fitting in international study to taking advantage of opportunities to earn license additions before you graduate.
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- Automatic Direct Admit scholarship award and consideration for additional scholarships
- A stipend towards Global Gateway for Teachers program to student teach abroad or domestically
- Assignment of an academic advisor dedicated to you from your very first semester
- Student peer mentorship from 3rd or 4th year students
- Work with faculty or research centers to hone your research skills and broaden your experience
- Exclusive social events for Direct Admit scholars
- Invitation to professional workshops
You’ll be offered automatic direct admission to the School of Education if you meet all of these requirements:
- You apply for admission to IU Bloomington by November 1.
- On your application for admission, you list education as your intended major.
- You’re admitted to IU Bloomington.
- You have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Weighted GPAs will be converted to a 4.0 scale.
If you choose to 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.
You’ll learn if you’ve been offered direct admission within four weeks of being admitted to IU Bloomington. Along with being offered direct admission, you might also be invited to complete the SSA, or Selective Scholarship Application, from the Office of Scholarships. The SSA can open the door to even more funding opportunities at IU, and from the School of Education.
All applications that do not meet the above qualifications for automatic direct admission will receive a second review the following January. We may offer direct admission to students in these three situations:
- Students who apply to IU Bloomington after November 1 but meet the other criteria for automatic direct admission
- Students who are very close to meeting the GPA requirement
- Students who apply to IU Bloomington by November 1 indicating a non-education major and then switch to a School of Education major
For questions regarding the Direct Admit Scholars program, contact the Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.