First Year

Several programs and initiatives work to ease the transition to college life and academics for first-year students. Students can explore majors, minors, and potential careers using online resources, and receive support and mentoring as they adjust to university life. They can also participate in courses that introduce them to new ideas, new friends, and campus life.

Explore Majors
A gateway enabling prospective and current students and parents to explore IU’s majors, minors, and their related careers. This resource includes links leading to academic and career information, workshops, and events for making the best decision about majors and minors at IU.

Intensive Freshman Seminars (IFS)
IFS is a three-credit, three-week program that occurs just before the fall semester, designed especially for incoming freshmen; participants take one of 20 courses taught by some of IU’s most dedicated teachers.



Other IU Programs and Resources

Groups Student Support Services
Federally funded program to provide financial aid counseling, academic mentoring services, and self-exploration to help first-generation college students, students with limited financial resources, and students with disabilities from all racial and economic backgrounds realize their full potential.

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