IFS Guide
Intensive Freshman Seminars


IFS in the News

Incoming freshmen step off campus to explore poverty in Monroe County: Students in Sabrina Williamson's Intensive Freshman Seminar (IFS) course, "Poverty in the United States: The Who, What, Where, Why, and How," spent their first few weeks in Bloomington exploring a side of Bloomington many IU students never see.

IFS was the best thing I could have ever done to prepare myself for being a full-time college freshman - Jennifer, IFS

IFS is an amazing opportunity to begin your fall semester two weeks early while earning 3-credits, meeting great friends, learning from one of IU's best professors, and getting used to college life on the IU-Bloomington campus! The program and each IFS course are designed especially for incoming freshmen and incorporate the best of what IU has to offer. Take a look through the information we provide, and learn more about what makes IFS such a powerful experience (as Jennifer describes above). You’ll find that our program is much more than great classes and amazing professors; it’s a combination of new friends, challenging material, and the opportunity to get a handle on the new freedom that comes with being a successful college student. IFS is college at its best; as you read further, we think you’ll agree.


For specific dates, costs, schedules, and FAQ’s use the Program Details option; for individual course descriptions, information about our professors, and enrollment use the Courses, Professors and Enrollment option; and for information about life during IFS, activities and events, and photos use the Life at IFS option. Perhaps most interesting – check out what the students actually have to say about IFS with the “Student Quotes” option.

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