Complete the IFS application to register for IFS 2022.
Answers to your questions about IFS
The academic benefits of IFS are numerous. IFS classes are small and have no more than twenty students per class, providing students an opportunity to get to know their professor and the other students. All IFS classes are taught by renowned IU faculty members with experience teaching incoming freshmen. The three credits from IFS are counted toward the fall semester course load. This allows students to register for up to forty credits for the fall and spring semesters combined within the flat tuition rate, but complete three of those credits prior to the formal start of the fall semester.
The social benefits for IFS are significant as well. Incoming freshmen have the opportunity to connect with other new students, meet returning student leaders, and become familiar with campus before the start of the fall semester.
Virtual IFS begins July 31st. Instruction occurs daily from August 1st - 5th. Students move into their fall housing assignments on August 7th. In-person instruction occurs August 8th - 17th. See the IFS Timeline for details.
Students are charged a $137.85 program fee upon applying. This Program Fee is applied to the student's fall semester bursar bill and is non-refundable.
In 2022 Room and Board fee is $25 per day, which would total $175 for most IFS students. This covers an additional week of housing and meals. The fee will be applied to the student's fall semester bursar bill.
IFS rates are subject to change each year. 2023 fees TBD.
IFS offers several scholarships, including need-based and programmatic scholarships. To be considered for these, students must indicate their interest in scholarship aid on their IFS application.
21st Century Scholars and students who have taken Indiana University college classes while in high school through the Advance College Project (ACP) are also considered for scholarships. Verified program participants are eligible to attend IFS with a scholarship covering the cost of Room & Board and the IFS Program Fee. Students will only be responsible for the cost of course textbooks and supplies for their IFS class. This scholarship opportunity is available to students attending Indiana University Bloomington in the fall whose program participation or ACP course completion is verified.
Please indicate program participation on the IFS application. There is no additional application required for scholarship consideration.
IFS students will move into their fall housing assignments in the second week of August. Residential Programs & Services will contact students individually with details, including specific move-in instructions, time frames, and fall assignments.
Early April: Welcome to IFS
Early June: Course enrollment and advising information
Early July: Communications from your IFS Professor and Teaching InternCheck your Indiana University email account for these updates!
You will receive move-in details a few weeks before IFS starts. RPS will confirm where and when to arrive for centralized check-in. IFS staff will welcome you as part of your centralized campus check-in experience. Make sure to find our tables (you can't miss us)! You will receive an IFS Welcome Packet full of useful information plus IFS swag! Upon completing check-in, you will move into your dorm. Guidance and assistance will be provided by campus staff. This is the time to get settled, run any last-minute errands, and say final goodbyes. We recommend taking your family/friends to one of Bloomington's great restaurants before they depart.
Expect to meet other IFS students during your move-in process! Some of your IFS classmates may even be in your dorm! IFS Welcome Festival, held from 6pm-8pm, launches your in-person IU experience. IFS staff and faculty look forward to welcoming you and helping you make IU Bloomington your new home.
We are excited to welcome students to campus both virtually and in person! IFS 2022 will be a hybrid program (part virtual and part in-person) beginning July 31st virtually. Students will move to campus on August 7th. Course schedules will vary and professors will communicate in-person and virtual delivery plans. IFS faculty and staff will guide students in navigating campus and understanding safety guidelines. To find the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and Indiana University, visit coronavirus.iu.edu.