21st Century Scholars

21st Century Scholars Program

All 21st Century Scholars are eligible for scholarships which cover the IFS Program fee and Early Arrival fees. By taking an IFS course, you will earn 3 hours of honors credit, gain classroom experience, and learn faculty expectations for college-level work before the rest of your fall semester begins.

IFS provides courses tailored exclusively for 21st Century Scholars. In these classes, you will benefit from peer mentorship, foster friendships with other 21st Century Scholars, and have access to special programming designed by the 21st Century Scholars Program during IFS. These small classes are led by faculty who are dedicated to guiding you through your transition to college.

IFS takes place August 4th- August 21st, right before the fall semester begins. All IFS students move into their fall campus housing early on August 11th. 

Please visit 21centuryscholars.indiana.edu to learn more, or contact the 21st Century Scholars Program office at  iub21cs@indiana.edu with questions.

What can 21st Century Scholars do with IFS?

  • Gain greater flexibility with your first-year schedule by taking a 3-credit course that concludes before the fall semester begins
  • Make connections with some of the leading faculty at IU
  • Move to campus early, explore IU Bloomington's campus, and settle in before your fall classes begin
  • Develop a sense of community with other incoming 21st Century Scholars

Explore our courses

Check out the exciting topics you can study in IFS.


Reserve your spot

Complete the IFS application to register for IFS 2024.

Apply now