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.
The O’Neill School offers direct admission to students on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible for direct admission, you must:
Apply to Indiana University
Indicate a major from the O’Neill School on your application
Meet our selective direct admission criteria
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.
If you are not offered automatic direct admission to the O’Neill School, you may petition for direct admission between August 1 and February 15.
The majority of our students come to IU through standard admission and join O’Neill after taking one of our introductory courses. We have a dedicated team of academic advisors who can walk you through our admission requirements and our application process. In fact, you’re able to sign up for an introductory group information session as soon as you arrive on campus. After that, you can start meeting with our advisors one-on-one.
You can gain admission into the O’Neill School after satisfying the following requirements:
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3
Complete the General Education requirements in English Composition and Mathematical Modeling
Complete at least 12 credit hours