Sophomore Opportunity

Please note that applications submitted after the Monday, January 29, 2024 deadline are subject to a waitlist based on available spaces. While we continue to review applications submitted after these deadlines, you must apply soon to receive a decision in time to attend Summer Orientation.

All admitted sophomore students will be non-residential (commuter) students during their first year at the Academy and can opt to be residential (live in our residence hall) for their junior and/or senior years. International students are not eligible to attend the Academy during their tenth-grade year due to visa restrictions.


To be considered for one of our sophomore spots, please complete the application as soon as possible! Be sure to also submit transcripts/grade reports for your first semester freshman year, as well as your first grading period from second semester.

All applications for the sophomore spots will go into review on January 30, and you will be notified by email of the decision by mid-May.

All applications received after January 29 will be reviewed after decisions for the first group have been completed for any available spots or for a position on our waiting list. Students on the waiting list will be notified if a spot comes open for them. On August 4, those remaining on the waiting list will be notified that their admission has been deferred to the 2024-2025 academic year.

Visit Opportunities

Come and see what the Academy is all about! Arrange a private campus visit or chat with us online.


You can graduate from the #1 High School in Indiana & #1 College Prep High School in Indiana!

The Indiana Academy is consistently ranked one of the best high schools in Indiana and in the United States. Check out more about our rankings.

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Academic Life

Experience college-level classes in an environment that is supportive and helps you transition into a collegiate environment.

Our classes are taught by nationally ranked faculty who are passionate about their subject and about seeing you reach your dreams. All of our faculty have a minimum of a master’s degree and nine have doctorates in their subject area. Additionally, many do scholarly research and publish in national peer-reviewed journals. As an Indiana Academy student, you will benefit from their wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on college by taking our dual credit classes – and save money too! The Indiana Academy currently offers 150 dual college credit hours in almost 40 courses! Taught by our Indiana Academy instructors, these dual credit courses with Ball State University* mean that upon graduation from the Indiana Academy you will have an official Ball State transcript that will transfer to any college or university that accepts credit from Ball State.

* A few of our dual credit courses earn credit from Ivy Tech instead.

Graduation Rates and Scholarships

With over 4,000 alumni, Indiana Academy graduates have attended top colleges and university throughout the state, across the country, and around the world. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has said that 100% of our graduates are prepared and ready for college-level courses. Whether attending a small liberal arts school, an Ivy League, or something in between, Indiana Academy students do well in the scholarship search process. Each year the graduating class self-reports receiving over $10 million dollars in offers.

Student Life


The Indiana Academy partners with Burris Laboratory School, also located on the Ball State campus, for athletics. We offer a great variety of IHSAA sports. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or haven’t played before, our athletics are a great way to let go of stress, get some physical activity, and form lifelong friendships with your teammates.


The Academy offers over 50 different clubs and extracurricular activities that allow you to pursue your interests and passions. Clubs vary from year to year and are based on student interest. All clubs are student organized and must have a professional staff or faculty member to sponsor and help form the club.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or by phone at 1-800-316-3163 ext. 1 / 765-285-3470.