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
The Admission Committee also considers:
- SAT and/or ACT composite scores
- academic achievement (grade point average, class rank, coursework)
- extra-curricular involvement
- recommendations from counselors
USI prefers that students graduating from an Indiana accredited high school complete Core 40 requirements. The university prefers students have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum composite SAT score of 820 (Critical Reading + Math) or composite RSAT* score of a 900 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math) or a minimum composite ACT score of a 17 for admission. USI's SAT code is 1335, and our ACT code is 1207.
*RSAT = redesigned SAT as of March 2016 testing date
Students age 21-23, who have never attended college, must have had a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher, but are not required to submit an SAT or ACT score.
Students age 24 or older, who have never attended college, must have had a cumulative high school grade point average of a 2.0 or higher, but are not required to submit an SAT or ACT score.
Obtaining Credit for Prior Educational Experience
Transcripts recording any course work completed while in high school that could be considered for college credit including university level/dual credit courses, Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB), should be submitted with the Application for Undergraduate Admission. All work will be evaluated for possible credit according to USI's Credit by Exam policy and Transfer Credit Policy.
The Honors Program offers enhanced opportunities for students who show outstanding academic promise.