Direct Admission

Making a direct connection

This is an exciting time to be at HLS, and our Direct Admit Scholars are a big part of the reason.

Direct Admit Scholars are elite, high-achieving students who qualify to be admitted immediately to HLS.

They’re ready to kick-start their global careers the moment they arrive on campus. As Direct Admit Scholars, they make lasting connections with their peers, faculty and advisers, and visiting international leaders from day one.

Direct Admit scholars

  • Meet weekly with visiting global leaders and HLS alumni throughout the year
  • Confer and collaborate with advisors and faculty in their majors from the very start of their academic careers
  • Travel to Washington, D.C., for a networking trip during their sophomore year
  • May choose a second major or minor their first semester

Learn more and apply

If you are an outstanding student with a high GPA and ACT or SAT scores, you will be offered direct admission automatically if you declare an HLS degree as your intended major on your IU Bloomington application. We’ll give you the good news that you’ve been named a Direct Admit Scholar about six weeks after you’re formally admitted to IU.

Learn about direct admission requirements