Freshman Applicants

Apply to Herron as an incoming freshman

Herron students must be admitted to IUPUI in order to attend Herron. Review admissions standards and complete the online application on the IUPUI Admissions website.

You may submit your portfolio any time after applying to IUPUI. A portfolio is required for all Herron applicants, except those intending to major in art history.

Application fees for incoming freshmen

  • IUPUI online application fee: $65 (non-refundable; may be waived)
  • Herron portfolio application fee: $10 (non-refundable; cannot be waived)

Application deadlines for incoming freshmen

  • Fall admission
    • August: Application opens
    • November 15: Honors College scholarship application deadline
    • Janaury 15: IUPUI admissions-based scholarship application deadline
    • February 1: First-priority consideration for portfolio-based Herron scholarships
    • May 1: Application and portfolio deadline
  • Spring admission
    • January: Application opens
    • October 1: First-priority consideration for portfolio-based Herron scholarships
    • November 1: Application and porfolio deadline
  • Summer admission
    • March 15: Summer Session I application and portfolio deadline
    • May 1: Summer Session II application and portfolio deadline


Ask an admissions advisor, or contact Herron’s Office of Admissions and Student Services directly at 317-278-9400 or