High School Students

Welcome, future freshmen!

Do you want to join a community of students committed to leading for the greater good? Are you interested in developing skills that will prepare you for a career managing people, policy, projects, or issues that affect the planet? If you said yes, let us help you find your place at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs!


Apply to IU

Your first step to becoming an O’Neill student is to apply to IU. As a future O’Neill student, you should list one of our majors as your intended course of study on your IU application.

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Direct Admission

We offer direct admission to a select group of high-achieving students who plan to make O’Neill their academic home at IU.

How to become a Direct Admit


Joining the O’Neill School from University Division

The majority of our students come to IU as University Division students 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. And, after that, you can start meeting with our advisors one-on-one.