Pre-college Readiness

Preparing tomorrow's Hoosiers to excel at IU

OVPUE will strengthen partnerships across the state of Indiana and beyond to make IU's educational resources accessible to pre-college students and prepare them for academic success at the college level.

Learn more about how OVPUE supports prospective and potential students below, or read about how the Provost supports a diverse community of scholars and strong academics for all IU Bloomington students.

This work supports Indiana University Bicentennial Priority One and Indiana University Bicentennial Priority Two.

Students and IFS staff dancing at the IFS 2019 Welcome Festival
Students playing volleyball at the IFS 2019 Welcome Festival
Students and IFS staff dancing at the IFS 2019 Welcome Festival

Photos from the 2019 Intensive First-Year Seminars Welcome Festival

Starting off on the right foot

Intensive First-Year Seminars

Intensive First-Year Seminars offer students a chance to take one of their Fall courses in the weeks leading up to welcome week. The courses and extracurricular activities are designed to engage students in immersive topics and introduce them to new friends and to IU Bloomington.

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IU Credits in high school classrooms


The Advance College Project and OPEN allow students to earn IU credit during their Junior and Senior years of high school, either in their normal classrooms (ACP) or by coming on campus to participate in IU classes (OPEN).

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New Student Orientation


Each year, University Division helps incoming students find the right major and register for classes during NSO. BEST and OVPUE IT collaborate to offer placement testing for foreign languages, math, science, and academic English.

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Your generosity can make an impact for undergraduate students

There are many ways to support OVPUE and its mission, including individual gifts to one of our funds or partnerships to offer new opportunities for IU Bloomington's undergraduate students.

Visit Support OVPUE for more information about how your gift or partnership can make a difference at IU Bloomington.