Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the program?
To apply to Indiana University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, you will need to complete and submit an on-line application. The application fee for domestic students is $55 while the fee for international students is $65.

NOTE :
Your application must be complete before it can be reviewed by the admissions committee.


What is the application deadline?
The application deadline for Ph.D. applicants is December 1, 2017 and the deadline for MS applicants is January 1, 2018.


Can I submit supporting materials after the application deadline?
For PhD
: Yes, but your Ph.D. application must be complete by no later than December 15, 2017. Only completed files will be reviewed; therefore, we would encourage you to complete your file as soon as possible.

For MS: Yes, but your MS application must be complete by no later than January 15, 2018. Only completed files will be reviewed; therefore, we would encourage you to complete your file as soon as possible.


Do I have to have a 4-year bachelor’s degree to be admitted?
All applicants must have a minimum of a 4-year bachelor’s degree according to U.S. standards to be admitted to our MS or Ph.D. programs.  If you have a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you are welcome to apply and the admissions committee will determine your eligibility.


If I apply to another program within the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, do I have to submit another application?
If you apply to multiple programs that are handled by different SICE units – Computer Science, Data Science, Informatics, Information and Library Science, and Intelligent Systems Engineering – you will need to submit a new application and supplemental form to each specific unit that handles that program. You will not need to pay another application fee as long as you are applying for the same term. For example, if you want to be considered for an Informatics program and a Computer Science program, you would need to submit an application and supplemental form to Informatics and an application to Computer Science.


Is there a word limit for the Statement of Purpose?
There is no word limit for the Statement of Purpose but most statements are between 1-3 pages in length. You should upload your Statement of Purpose as a PDF with your online application. Be sure to put your name on your Statement of Purpose. Statements can be submitted only once. Your statement should be sincere, direct, and most of all, written by you. The admissions committee wants to know about your academic goals, research interests, and abilities. You should explain why you want to be in the program as well as why you want to be in the specific tracks you selected. You may also use your statement to explain any anomalies in your academic record.


Is the GRE required?
All applicants applying to an Informatics program must submit official GRE scores, and those official scores must be sent directly to Indiana University. Our School code is 1324. GRE scores are good for five years from the date of the exam. If you have an ETS score sheet, you can scan it and send it as an attachment to infograd@indiana.edu. We can consider those scores as unofficial scores until the official scores arrive.


Is the TOEFL required?
Indiana University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering requires all international students who are non-native English speakers to submit TOEFL scores. If you have a degree or are earning a degree from a U.S. University, the TOEFL requirement is waived. However, all international non-native English speakers must take and pass the TEPAIC exam (English proficiency exam) in order to be considered for funding. In order to be eligible to take a TEPAIC exam, you must have a current TOEFL score. You may wish to take the TOEFL exam so you qualify if funding becomes available to you. The TOEFL measures English proficiency and international applicants are required to submit official TOEFL scores. We expect a minimum of 100. If you are an international student who is admitted to our program and your TOEFL scores are below the required 100 minimum, you may be required to take an English proficiency exam and/or an English class. TOEFL scores are good for two years from the date you took the exam. You will need to have your official TOEFL scores sent directly to Indiana University. Our School code is 1324. If you have an ETS score sheet, scan it and send it to infograd@indiana.edu. We can use those scores as unofficial scores until the official scores arrive.


What is the departmental code for reporting GRE/TOEFL scores?
To report GRE and TOEFL scores, you should only need the institution code of 1324 for Indiana University.


What is the minimum GRE score required?
We do not have cut-offs for GRE scores, preferring instead to use the full information available in your application for evaluation.


Do you accept the GMAT?
No, we do not accept the GMAT.


Do you accept the IELTS?
No, we do not accept the IELTS.


What GPA is required for admission?
We do not have cut-offs for GPA, preferring instead to use the full information available in your application for evaluation.


Do you offer conditional admission?
No, we do not offer conditional admission.


Are official transcripts required during the application process?
During the application process, you can submit scanned copies of your transcripts and degree certifications. Scanned copies are marked unofficial. If you are admitted to the program, you will be required to submit official final transcripts and degree certifications.


Do you accept WES evaluations?
No, we do not accept WES evaluations as official.


What is the TEPAIC?
The TEPAIC is a Test of English Proficiency for International Associate Instructor Candidates. A passing TEPAIC score is required for all non-native English speakers in order to be considered for an AI position in the event a position becomes available.There will be two English evaluators conducting the TEPAIC. It will be a casual conversation. The English evaluators will be assessing (1) how clearly and fluently you speak; (2) how effective are your interactional communication skills; and (3) how effectively you explain concepts.


Is financial documentation required for the application?
The financial documentation is not part of your application. Federal regulations require every admitted international student to demonstrate that the student has current resources available to support himself/herself during their first year of study in the United States. Immigration documents will not be issued to any admitted student until the required financial documentation is received by the Office of International Services. For an estimate of expenses for graduate students, go to http://bursar.indiana.edu/home/index.php/tuition-fee-rates/tuition-estimator/ The Office of International Services strongly recommends that applicants submit their financial documentation using iStart once they have submitted an application; however, you can wait until once a decision has been rendered. You should have received an email from the Office of International Services with instructions on how to set-up your iStart account. If you have not received an email from the Office of International Services, email newtoiu@indiana.edu.  In that email be sure to include your first name, last name, and e-app number.  After you set up your iStart account, you will be able to submit the Financial Documentation e-form in iStart. By having your financial documentation uploaded into your iStart account, it will expedite the processing of immigration documents in the event you are admitted to our program and accept the offer of admission. If you have questions about the financial documentation, email the Office of International Admissions at newtoiu@indiana.edu.


Is the program STEM eligible or accredited?
Yes, Informatics programs are considered STEM eligible.


How many programs does the school have?
The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering has five units – Informatics (infograd@indiana.edu), Computer Science (soiccsgr@indiana.edu), Data Science (datasci@indiana.edu), Information and Library Science (ilsmain@indiana.edu), and Intelligent Systems Engineering (isegrad@indiana.edu). Each unit has a great deal of autonomy and you should contact the unit’s Graduate Studies Office (GSO) that handles the specific program for information about how to apply.