Application for Admission
Who can apply?
Indiana residents who are eligible to attend public high school may apply for admission to the Indiana Academy. Students should start and complete the application process during their sophomore year in high school.
When is the application due?
If you are already a sophomore, you need to begin your application now! For the Class of 2021, all of your application materials must be submitted no later than Friday, May 17 to be guaranteed a decision in time to attend Summer Orientation. Please note that applications submitted after July 12 may not be considered for admission the 2019-20 school year.
Review of applications continues until the waitlist is full. Apply early to ensure your spot!
How do I apply?
Before you begin your application, it is important to read through the Application Instructions page.
How many students get in?
Each year we admit approximately 170 residential and 25 non-residential students to our unique two-year program. Our total school enrollment is typically more than 300 residential, non-residential, international students.
How much does it cost?
As a public school, there is no cost for tuition at the Indiana Academy. Families of residential students pay a room and board fee of $3,520 per year (including a $100 enrollment deposit to reserve the student’s place) and a textbook and supplies fee of $285 per year. Half of the yearly fees are due each semester, and families that do not qualify for financial assistance can make payments.
Residential students are furnished three meals a day, seven days a week. Residential and non-residential students may rent a wireless laptop computer to use, while enrolled at the Academy, if they do not already have one.
Families of non-residential students pay $200 per year (including a $100 enrollment fee to reserve the student’s place) and a text book and supply fee of $285 per year.
Other expenses that may be incurred by families are for transportation, personal items, and the selection of options such as the yearbook, rental of a graphing calculator, and dual credit classes.
Please refer to our Residential Fee Structure for a detailed breakdown of the fees.
Is there financial assistance?
Yes! Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Families apply for financial assistance after admittance and following Summer Orientation. Qualification guidelines parallel the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Those that qualify (see Residential Fee Structure) for Reduced Lunch follow the fee guidelines for Minimum Financial Based and those that qualify for Free Lunch follow the fee guidelines for Maximum Financial Based.
How do you decide who gets in?
Admission to the Indiana Academy is selective and based upon previous academic records, recommendations, student short-answer essays, and a standardized test taken during the sophomore year (PSAT or SAT).
Think you’re ready to apply? Make sure to read through the Application Instructions page!