Nonresident Early College Program

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Our deadline for Priority Admission is February 1. Following the Priority Admission application decision notifications, the Office of Admissions will utilize a rolling admission process (first-come, first-serve) until our final deadline on May 15. Please complete an application as soon as possible to be considered for admission into this innovative and diverse program.

Register for Preview Days

For more information about this innovative program for high ability, high achieving students please register to attend a Preview Day program. At Preview Day participants have the opportunity to learn more about the Indiana Academy, visit classes, tour the facilities, and meet current students, faculty, and administrators.

Each year the Indiana Academy admits approximately 25 nonresidential students to attend an intensive two-year program geared toward expanding their minds and stretching them academically. Students interested in applying to the Indiana Academy should do so during their sophomore year of high school.

Nonresident Early College Program (NECP) students are required to earn a Core 40 with Honors diploma just like our residential students. NECP students live at home and commute daily to the Indiana Academy using their own transportation. Commuting distance is left to the discretion of the student’s family.


NECP students have lockers located in Wagoner Hall, the residence hall exclusively for Indiana Academy students. Students can study, work on projects, or talk and hang-out with classmates in the lounges and study areas during the school day, evenings, and weekends too.

Whether a residential, non-residential, or international student, students come in as strangers but leave as lifelong friends.

What classes do we take?

All Indiana Academy students work toward the Core 40 with Honors diploma by taking classes taught by our nationally ranked faculty. Classes are held in the Burris Laboratory School, a K-12 school run by Ball State University, and are exclusive to Academy students. Our curriculum offers a wide range of college-level classes, Advanced Placement classes, and dual credit classes. Students will be able to earn a significant number of college credits while at the Indiana Academy.

There’s a lot to do outside the classroom!

Student Parliament, jazz band, Anime Club, Science Olympiad, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga, Quidditch Club, Basketball, baseball, Soccer, swimming…and much, much more. Students can participate in IHSAA sports, intramural athletics, as well as a variety of other extracurricular activities.