Nonresident Early College Program (NECP)

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year in August 2019.

Register for a Preview Day

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.

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.

Each year the Indiana Academy admits approximately 25 nonresidential (commuter) students to attend our 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.


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 you take?

All Indiana Academy students work toward the Core 40 with Honors diploma by taking classes taught by our nationally ranked faculty. Most of our classes are held in the Burris Laboratory School building (Burris is a K-12 school run by Ball State University) and are exclusive to Academy students. Our curriculum offers a wide range of college-level, Advanced Placement (AP), and dual-credit classes. Students are 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.