Welcome, future freshman!
Direct Admission #
The Indiana University School of Social Work at Bloomington offers direct admission to future 1st time freshmen on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible for consideration for direct admission:
- Submit a complete application to Indiana University Bloomington by November 1 and be admitted to Indiana University Bloomington as a first-time freshman
- List social work as your intended major on your Indiana University Bloomington application
- Earned a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.8 on a 4.0 scale
If you meet the above qualifications, faculty from the Indiana University School of Social Work will conduct a supplemental review of your high school transcript and supporting documents submitted with your Indiana University Bloomington application. If you are selected for direct admission, we will email you about six weeks after you’re admitted to Indiana University Bloomington.
Indiana University School of Social Work Bachelor of Social Work direct admission has a lot of benefits:
- Work with an advisor who is a specialist in social work as soon as you arrive at Indiana University Bloomington
- Apply earlier to Indiana University School of Social Work student scholarships
- Guaranteed seats in required social work courses your first term
- Explore additional majors and minors early-on to complement your Bachelor of Social Work experience
- Be a part of the Indiana University School of Social Work community on your campus and beyond
If you don’t qualify for direct admission, don’t worry! You’ll start your Indiana University Bloomington education in University Division like most pre-social work students do. You can still take classes that count towards the social work major, participate in social work student organizations, attend our events, and talk with our advisor. You’ll enter our school when you meet the certification requirements.
Explore the social work major #
Learn about the social work degree and how it will help you advance social justice and human well-being at home and across the world.