Indiana University’s Graduate School is committed to enhancing the diversity of its graduate programs. The Getting You into Indiana University (GU2IU) Program at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) is designed to offer prospective graduate students, and particularly those interested in the Ph.D. and M.F.A., an opportunity to visit our campus, at no cost, to learn more about current research of our faculty and graduate students, and to experience the quality of our graduate programs. For flier, visit here.
The University Graduate School will host Getting You into Indiana University (GU2IU) from Sunday, November 12, 2023 to Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
Participants will learn more about IU’s Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs, research opportunities and funding options. Additionally, participants will meet with faculty, staff and current graduate students, attend sessions on preparing competitive applications for graduate admission, how to thrive as a graduate student, and additional IU resources. All participants will receive an application fee waiver for doctoral programs in The Graduate School.
Apply by Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Prospective Graduate Participant Benefits
- Interact with world-class faculty in your interested discipline and research interest
- Network with current graduate students and other prospective students
- Engage administrators on strategies for submitting a competitive application and how to secure funding
- Be exposed to research opportunities
- All applicants must anticipate enrollment in graduate school in 2024.
- Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents or DACA recipients. Undocumented scholars are welcomed to apply.
- Prior research experience in desired field is suggested.
- Scholars who are African American or Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, OR who participated in a NIH-RISE, NIH-IMSD, Mellon Mays, McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, OR who are first-generation college scholars who have participated in Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunities Centers, or similar programs along with scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.
Prospective graduate students must possess a strong academic profile for the program they are interested in visiting. The strongest applicants for graduate study will have a clear sense of how and why each specific program is a good fit for their intended work. We suggest looking carefully at our degree programs and faculty and indicating which you are most interested in. To that end, the application limits you to be able to pick ONE PhD program of interest.
October 1: Application Deadline
October 3: UGS reviews applications
October 16: Applicants are notified of their selection/denial
October 20: Selected applicants must accept or deny offer
November 6: Personalized Schedules
November 12-November 14: Fall 2023 Getting You into Indiana University (GU2IU)
To be considered in our selection process, interested students must submit all application materials electronically by October 1, 2023.
- GU2IU Program Application (Click HERE)
- Statement of Interest (500 words or less directed towards your graduate program of interest that indicates your research and/or professional interest and why you want to pursue these interests at Indiana University)
- Unofficial copy of transcript (.pdf format) **
- Current CV/resume (.pdf or Word.doc format) **
** These items are uploaded as seperate documents into the application form.
Note: Because the application form asks for file attachments, you should have saved versions of these documents prepared before beginning the application.
***We anticipate very high demand for this program. Not being admitted to GU2IU does not determine your future admission to any particpular IU Graduate Program.***
For any additional questions regarding this program please contact Dr. Howard Simms at firstname.lastname@example.org.