Freshman Applicants

Apply to Herron as an incoming freshman

Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a Herron student!

Herron students must be admitted to IU Indianapolis in order to attend Herron. Complete the online application by clicking the "Step 1" button below. Pro tip: Be sure to review the IU admissions requirements before applying.

A portfolio is required of all Bachelor of Art Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts applicants. You can submit it any time after applying to IU Indianapolis. If you apply for a Bachelor of Art History, you do not have to submit a portfolio.

Application fees for freshman applicants

  • IU Indianapolis online application fee: $65 (non-refundable; may be waived)
  • Herron SlideRoom portfolio fee: $10 (non-refundable; cannot be waived)

Important dates for freshman applicants

  • Aug. 1: IU Indianapolis application and portfolio submission open
  • Oct. 1: Housing application opens
  • Nov. 15: Honors College scholarship application deadline and IU Indianapolis priority deadline for full-merit scholarship consideration
  • Dec. 1: FAFSA opens
  • Feb. 1: Herron scholarship deadline
  • Feb. 15: IU Indianapolis incoming first-year and competitive scholarship deadline
  • March: Orientation reservation opens
  • April 15: FAFSA priority deadline
  •  May 1: IU Indianapolis application, portfolio submission, and enrollment deposit deadline

  • January: IU Indianapolis application and portfolio submission open
  • Nov. 1: Herron scholarship deadline
  • Nov. 1: IU Indianapolis application and portfolio submission deadline

  • March 15: Summer Session I application and portfolio submission deadline
  • May 1: Summer Session II application and portfolio submission deadline

Questions?

Ask an admissions advisor, or contact Herron's Office of Admissions and Student Services directly at 317-278-9400 or herron4u@iu.edu.