Office of Admissions Nominations

Office of Admissions Nomination Deadlines

Nominations Open

Early August

As soon as early August, interested students from non-eligible high schools should contact Cindy Wise ( to begin their nomination process. We strongly recommend that you start this process as early as possible.

Deadline for Nominations

October 15

This is the deadline for receipt of fully completed electronic nominations and supplementary materials. Complete nominations that include all required items can be submitted electronically.

Deadline for IU Bloomington Application

November 1

To be eligible for other opportunities at IU Bloomington, students should apply for admission to IU Bloomington as soon as possible. The final deadline is November 1. For additional information, including IU deadlines, visit the sites for the Office of Admissions and Office of Scholarships.

Finalist Selection


Approximately 45 finalists are selected for interviews. All nominees are notified of their status.

Finalist Interviews

December 8-9

Finalists attend on-campus interviews, which are required for Wells program consideration.

Notification of Status

Late December

Each finalist will receive notification of status, and 18 to 22 Wells Scholars will be selected from the finalist group.

Deadline for Acceptance

May 1

This is the deadline for students to accept the Wells Scholarship.



New student advising and registration at IU Bloomington will take place in June.

Welcome Reception

Late August

Welcome reception for new Wells Scholars will be held during Welcome Week.