Application for Admission
NEW Rapid Application!
For a limited time only, Fall 2018 applicants can submit a Rapid Application. This shorter application contains fewer short answer and essay questions and only one recommendation letter. You will also have a decision back within two weeks of completion instead of the usual six weeks. This is for a limited time only, so apply today!
Students selected to attend the Academy receive a world-class education, taught by one of the best faculties in the nation, and earn a head start on college.
How many students get in?
We will admit approximately 170 residential and 25 non-residential students to the two-year program. Enrollment for 2017-2018 will be approximately 300 residential, 35 non-residential, and 15 international students, including both juniors and seniors.
How do you decide who gets in?
Admission to the Indiana Academy is selective and based upon previous academic records, teacher recommendations, student short-answer essays, and a standardized test taken during the sophomore year (PSAT or SAT).
When is the application due?
Priority Application Deadline – February 1, 2018
After the priority deadline, the Office of Admissions utilizes a rolling admission process (first-come, first-served) until the class is full.
How much does it cost?
Education is provided tuition-free by the State of Indiana. 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 $260 per year. 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 $260 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.
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.
The following links will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the fees.
Is there financial assistance?
Half of the yearly fees are due each semester. Families may make payments. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Qualification guidelines parallel the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. In the above links, those that qualify 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. Families apply for financial assistance following Summer Orientation.