Undergraduate Admissions

First-year students

If you are a high school student or entering college for the first time, you’ll need to apply to IU before you can be admitted to The Media School.

If you indicate that you intend to major in journalism, media or game design on your application, you could be considered for direct admission. That means you can enter IU as a Media School major — and get immediate access to resources available only to our students.

Direct admission requirements

To be directly admitted to The Media School, you must have BOTH:

  • An SAT score of 1310 (critical reading and math) OR ACT composite score of 28 or higher
  • A GPA of 3.7/4.0 OR ranking in the top 15 percent of your graduating class

If you’re not directly admitted, you’ll enter IU as a University Division student and will be admitted to The Media School once you meet the admission requirements for current students listed below.

Learn how to apply to IU

If you were admitted to IU and meet at least one of the eligibility requirements, but not all, you may petition for direct admission.

Transfer students

The process is slightly different depending on whether you’re transferring from another IU campus or from another university. Either way, you’ll apply through the Office of Admissions. You’ll be able to transfer credits as part of the admissions process.

Learn more about transferring

Get ready to experience life as a Media School student