Steps to Enroll

Welcome to the Crimson Pride!

We are excited to welcome you to the Crimson Pride! Now that you have been admitted to IU Columbus, it's time to take your next steps. Use the New Student Checklist from your Welcome Packet and steps below to get started.

Let's get enrolled at IU Columbus!

1. Create your IU computing account

Create your account and enroll in DUO Two-Step Login

To create your first IU account, you'll need your University ID number, which was included in your letter of admission. You will also need a device to enroll in Two-Step Login with our partner, DUO. This process will take about 15 minutes. 

Look up your University ID number

Create your first IU account

Follow the prompts to download the DUO Mobile app on your mobile device and enroll in Two-Step Login. If you do not complete Two-Step Login setup, you will not be able to access your account later. 

For help with your account, contact University IT Services at (812) 375-7555 or email

Your privacy

Never share your IU passphrase with anyone or allow them to use your account. If you would like to share information with a parent or another third party, you may grant them third-party access.

Set up third-party users

2. Access your IU Email

Email is the university's official method of communication. Your professors, academic advisor, and other IU Columbus faculty and staff will send important messages to your IU email address. Now is a good time to start checking it regularly. 

After you create your IU account, it may be 2-3 hours before you can access your IU email.

Check your email with Exchange at IU


3. Tell us you're committed to IU Columbus

Commit to the Crimson Pride and let us know you'll be joining us in the fall by completing an Intent to Enroll form!

Transfer students and students starting courses during a spring semester do not need to take steps to commit to IU Columbus.

Commit to IU Columbus

4. Send in your AP test scores and transfer credits

Dual credit and transfer credits

If you have taken college courses at another institution or while in high school, you need to request official transcripts be sent to IU Columbus at Your academic advisor will need to know your final grade, so wait until after graduation to request your official transcript.

If you have dual credit from an IU campus (either through the IU Columbus Early College program or through the Advanced College Placement program on another IU campus), no action is needed. Those credits are already applied to your transcript.

If you need to have your official transcript sent by mail, you may use this address:

IU Columbus
Attn: Office of Admissions
4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

5. Schedule your ALEKS Math Placement Exam

About the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment

The ALEKS Math Placement Assessment is a tool to determine your current math level so your academic advisor will know which math course is the best fit for you. It is important to complete an ALEKS Math Placement Assessment before you meet with your advisor, or you will not be able to enroll in a math course. 

At IU Columbus, the ALEKS is a proctored assessment taken on campus. Your score is available immediately, so you can schedule your test for the same day as your academic advising appointment. The ALEKS assessment can take between one and three hours, so give yourself plenty of time to achieve your best score.

After you have taken the an assessment, you will have the opportunity to complete online practice modules and take another assessment to attempt a better score. You must complete a full practice module before you can reassess your math placement.

Summer Success

Summer Success is a free program designed to help you improve your ALEKS math placement score by working with an experienced math instructor and student tutor in a small group setting. With an improved score you can potentially test out of lower-level math courses, saving you time and money.

While Summer Success is open to everyone, some students will be required to attend. To determine if Summer Success is required for you, check your Welcome Packet or introductory email from IU Columbus University College, or call (812) 348-7200.

Learn more and register for Summer Success

6. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor and enroll

Once you have completed steps 1-5, you will be ready to meet with your academic advisor and enroll in classes. Your academic advisor will help you choose the classes you need to stay on track for your degree. 

To schedule your advising appointment, you will use the Student Appointment Scheduler in One.IU. If you have not created your first IU account, go back and complete that step now.

Be sure to complete your ALEKS Math Placement Assessment or request a waiver before your appointment so your advisor will know which math class is right for you.

Schedule your advising appointment

7. Register for orientation and Early Start

Early Start

Get a boost on your college career with Early Start! This free program expands on your orientation with so much more. You'll participate in activities on campus over several days, find your classrooms, and spend time with other new students. You'll learn time management and stress management skills and study strategies to help you succeed in your first semester. 

While Early Start is open to everyone, some students are required to attend. To determine if Early Start is required for you, check your Welcome Packet or introductory email from IU Columbus University College, or call (812) 348-7200. If the Early Start program is required for you and you do not attend, your enrollment will be cancelled.

Learn more and register for Early Start

8. Register for Accessible Educational Services, if needed

If you have a documented short- or long-term physical, mental, or other challenge that could impact your ability to have a successful college experience, talk to us.

Learn more about Accessible Educational Services

9. Complete the immunization form

Indiana law (IC 21-40-5) requires students on residential campuses to provide proof of their immunization status. Students on the IU Columbus campus are not required, but are encouraged to complete their immunization record to avoid being prevented from attending classes should an outbreak occur.

Complete the immunization form

Questions? We have answers!

Need help or have a question? Give us a call, send us a text, or email us.

University College
Phone: (812) 348-7200