Thursday, January 22, 2009

Planning for Direct Admit Day 2009

We're gearing up for this year's Direct Admit Day. Invitations to this amazing event will soon be mailed out to all students offered direct admission.

Students and their families come to the IU campus for this event, filled with a variety of activities and presentations about the breadth of opportunities here.

This year we'll be holding a pre-event networking social on Friday, March 27, from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Tudor Room in the Indiana Memorial Union. Dozens of current students and faculty members from Kelley will float around the room to answer questions and get to know students better.

Then on Saturday, March 28, attendees will convene at the IU Auditorium from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. After a brief introduction to Kelley by Dean Dan Smith, students will get a chance to separate away from their parents, meet with current students, and learn more about the student life side of the Kelley experince. While their student is doing this, parents will attend sessions on career services, special academic opportunities for students, and what it means to be a parent of a Kelley student.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Spring 2009 Standard Admission

Earlier this month before Spring classes resumed, approximately 280 applicants got the great news that they had been admitted to Kelley through the standard admission process. The acceptance rate dropped slightly this semester to 53%, as fewer students met the minimum requirements for admission. A few dozen deferrals were granted to students whose performance was only slightly below the minimum requirements; these students will be invited to reapply if they make improvements in the area(s) specified by the Admissions Committee.

While any student denied admission can speak to an admissions counselor at Kelley, appealing the decision will most likely be futile if you have not met the minimum requirements and do not have a reasonable argument for why one or more grades were below B. An admissions counselor can, however, help you determine alternate plans that may include pursuing a minor or certificate in business. The latter do not require admission to Kelley and are open to all students at IU pursing majors elsewhere on campus.

All future applicants are encouraged to verify that they meet the admissions requirements and to consult with Kelley's standard admit counselors if they have any questions. Grades of B or above are required for a successful admission decision. Any course grade below B (and this includes B-) put an applicant at very high risk for denial.