Take advantage of everything Indiana University has to offer with the Intensive Freshman Seminars program. Students who participate in IFS have the unique opportunity to move to campus early, complete a three credit hour class before the fall semester begins, work with one of IU’s leading faculty members, and experience some of the exciting activities at Indiana University and in the city of Bloomington. During the two and a half week program, students gain experience in a rigorous college classroom, learn faculty expectations for college-level work, and create lasting friendships with other incoming and current IU students.
Your success at IU begins here
At IFS, you'll have the opportunity to:
- Connect with a top professor
- Participate in a small and rigorous college class
- Learn alongside other ambitious students
- Explore IU's campus
- Discover opportunities for leadership, service, and study
Connect with faculty
Learn from one of Indiana University's leading faculty members in a small classroom setting. Because IFS classes are small, students have the chance to work individually with their professor and make personal relationships with faculty. With classes in a variety of subjects and unique co-curricular opportunities, there's an IFS class for every type of student. Find out more about our distinctive courses today.
Students who attend IFS aren't just academically successful, they're socially involved too. During IFS, students participate in a variety of activities and events, all while exploring campus and making friends with new and returning IU students. Meet other students before coming to campus at IFS virtual events. Have a blast at the IFS Welcome Festival, perform a hidden talent at an Open Mic Night, or attend an Outdoor Movie Night with other IFS students. Experiences at IFS aren't limited to what happens in the classroom. IFS introduces students to the broad range of cultural events, world-class facilities, and international cuisines available on campus and around Bloomington. At IFS, you'll never be bored.