Incoming Freshman

How to become a Kelley

Students who are directly admitted to Kelley Indianapolis from high school get a jump on the competition. Standard admission students complete a year or two of classes before being admitted into Kelley School, but students with direct admission start in Kelley right away, receiving early access to prestigious scholarships and first access to on-campus housing with peers at the Kelley House at IUPUI.

Admission Options

  • Once you've been admitted to IUPUI, you may be directly admitted to Kelley Indianapolis if you meet the following criteria:
    • High School GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Meet one of the following test scores:
      • SAT: Minimum SAT score of 1170 (ERWS and MSS scores only; does not include Reading test) with a Math score of 530 or higher
      • ACT: Composite score of 24 with a Math score of 21 or higher

Note: The Kelley School will accept students' highest OLD SAT score or highest NEW SAT score but cannot combine a section from the old exam with a section from the new exam.

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA with an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma, Technical Diploma (or out-of-state equivalents).
  • College-Level Math (Algebra or higher)

If you don't qualify for direct admission, or if you're currently a student at IUPUI, you can apply to Kelley once you've met the requirements for Option 1 or Option 2 admission.

For fall admission, apply to IUPUI by May 1.  For spring admission, apply to IUPUI by November 1.

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