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 aspects of IFS begin July 31st, and these will be extended to and blended with in-person activities. Students will move to their fall housing assignments in the second week of August. Specific dates are being determined.
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 in the process of being determined. This covers an additional week of housing and meals. The fee will be applied to the student's fall 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. These scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
April 1st: Welcome to IFS
Mid-May: Course enrollment and advising information
Mid-July: Communications from your IFS Professor and Teaching InternCheck your Indiana University email account for these updates!
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.