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Thank you for your interest in the University of Southern Indiana. We look forward to meeting you!

Below are the admission requirements and information about your academic history that is considered in our evaluation process. Let us know if you have any questions, we can be reached at or call 812-464-1765. Our office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. central time.

Undergraduate Admission Process and Requirements

To get started, submit your application for admission to the University of Southern Indiana by completing our online application. There is a $40 application fee. 

Request a transcript from your guidance counselor to be sent to USI. If you choose to submit your ACT/SAT test scores, make sure that is included with your transcript.

Once USI has processed your application, transcript(s) and scores (if needed), a decision will be made by Undergraduate Admissions and you will receive a notification. 

Upon acceptance to USI, you'll receive detailed information about next steps, including orientation, registration and housing. 

Admission Evaluation

Each freshman applicant is reviewed on an individual basis and is evaluated on the following areas from his/her high school transcript: 

  • four years of English
  • three to four years of laboratory science
  • three years of social studies
  • three to four years of mathematics.
  • If graduating from an Indiana accredited high school, USI prefers students complete Core 40 requirements. 
  • cumulative GPA with a preference for a minimum of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Standardized Test Scores

USI allows students to decide whether or not to provide standardized test scores as part of their application. If students choose to submit SAT or ACT scores, we will super score and take the best score from each section for a final score. Students who are homeschooled or attend a high school that does not provide traditional grades will still be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about USI’s test optional admission.

SAT code = 1335 | ACT code = 1207

Undergraduate Admissions also considers extra-curricular involvement and recommendations from counselors. Upon acceptance to USI, you will receive detailed information about orientation, registration, and housing. 

Note: During heavy application times, it takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process an application and make an admission decision, once all materials have been received. If you have submitted an application more than three weeks ago and have not received a letter, check on the status of your application.

Obtaining credit for prior educational experiences

Transcripts recording any course work completed while in high school that could be considered for college credit should be submitted with the Application for Undergraduate Admission. All work will be evaluated for possible credit according to USI's Prior Learning Assessment policy and Transfer Credit Policy.

High School Equivalency Exam Admission

Any individual between the ages of 18 and 22 years of age who is not a high school graduate may be admitted by passing a high school equivalency exam (GED, HiSET, TASC, etc.) and an acceptable SAT or ACT score. Individuals age 22+ who have passed a high school equivalency exam may be admitted without providing SAT/ACT scores.

Appealing a Decision

In some situations a student may wish to submit an appeal to the Office of Admissions. For more information, please call 812-465-7100. 

Admission Deadlines

The University of Southern Indiana reviews applications on a rolling basis, which means decisions are made after we receive all your application materials. We recommend students apply early to maximize opportunities! Applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis. 

2022-2023 Academic Year

  • October 1 – FAFSA becomes available
  • October 20 - AwardSpring Scholarship Application deadline for USI Foundation scholarships
  • November 15– Presidential Scholarship application deadline
  • November 15 – Baccalaureate Doctor of Medicine (B/MD) Scholarship application deadline
  • December 1 (Subject to change) – Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership Scholarship application deadline
  • December 1 – Housing applications and contracts for 2023-2024 become available
  • April 15 – Deadline to file FAFSA for Indiana state aid
  • May 1 – Deadline to cancel 2023-2024 housing contract without penalty, Deadline to refund enrollment deposit.