Indiana State University Newsroom

High school seniors encouraged to ‘Get up and GO!’

August 18, 2016

"College GO! Week" is a statewide initiative to encourage students to apply and attend Indiana colleges and universities. To celebrate prospective Sycamores, Indiana State University is waiving the application fee until Oct. 1.

"As a premier public institution, Indiana State University believes students who seek the opportunities available to them through higher education should not be limited based upon a potential financial barrier like an application fee," said Richard Toomey, associate vice president for enrollment management at Indiana State. "The Office of Admission will welcome new applications for the fall 2017 enrollment and will provide an application fee waiver for the months of August and September 2016."

New this year to high school students of all grades is the opportunity to accrue micro-scholarships through Raise.Me, a social enterprise launched with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook. Any U.S. high school student with an unweighted 3.00 GPA is eligible to create a profile at

The maximum award a student can accumulate over four years of high school is $11,200, which is disbursed over four years of college. To keep scholarships once enrolled, students must maintain good academic standing while completing 30 credit hours each academic year.

To apply to Indiana State:

• Select freshman application at
• Request official high school transcripts to be sent via Parchment or another electronic transcript service.
• Submit SAT/ACT scores.
• Wait fewer than two weeks to hear the good news.


Media Contact: Libby Roerig, director of communications, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or