High School Students

Welcome, future freshmen!

Your first step to becoming an O’Neill student is to apply to Indiana University and list one of our majors as your intended course of study on your IU application.


To be competitive for direct admission, you will need to have a strong academic record. Automatic direct admission will be offered to all students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum SAT score of 1280 (Critical Reading and Math only) or ACT score of 27. If you do not meet both criteria or if you apply to IU without ACT/SAT scores under the test-optional guidelines, you will be reviewed on other aspects of your application, including performance in academic coursework, quality of application essay(s), and additional activities and achievements.

Petition for direct admission

If you are not offered automatic direct admission to the O’Neill School, you may petition for direct admission between August 1 and March 1.


Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3


Complete the General Education requirements in English Composition and Mathematical Modeling


Complete at least 12 credit hours