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 The Media School 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 1280 (critical reading and math) OR ACT composite score of 27 or higher
  • A GPA of 3.6/4.0

If you choose to apply to IU without ACT/SAT scores under IU's 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.

If you're directly admitted, we'll notify you four to six weeks after you receive your IU admission decision.

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 one of the eligibility requirements, but not both, 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