Indiana Academy Admissions

National Ranking

In 2016, the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities received the following Niche rankings:

Where are Indiana’s high ability students attending school?

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, that’s where! In 1990, the Indiana Academy was founded as the state’s only public, residential high school for high-ability students. In 2011, the Indiana Academy introduced a non-residential option for local students called the Nonresident Early College Program (NECP). Both programs are located on the picturesque campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Each year the Indiana Academy admits approximately 165 residential and 25 nonresidential students to attend an intensive two-year program geared toward expanding their minds and stretching them academically. Students interested in applying to the Indiana Academy should do so during their sophomore year of high school.

Since 1990 the Indiana Academy has provided world-class secondary education for its graduates, which has resulted in their matriculation to over 300 of the best colleges and universities in the country including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Purdue, Ball State, and IU, to name just a few. Graduates receive SAT scores that average over 360 points higher than the Indiana average and self-reported accepting more than $6 million in scholarship offers, including special incentives from Ball State University.

As an academically advanced student, you deserve an exciting, world-class education. At the Indiana Academy our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of academically high-achieving students. As an Academy student you will enroll in honors, exporatory, advanced placement, and dual college credit courses as well as classes with Ball State University. The Academy curriculum includes Cell and Molecular Biology, Differential Equations, seven different foreign languages, creative writing, and many more offerings. Academy classes average 15 students and are taught by outstanding teachers, a third of whom have doctoral degrees. View a copy of our exciting course catalog.

For more information about this innovative program for high ability, high achieving students please register to attend a Preview Day program. At Preview Day participants have the opportunity to learn more about the Indiana Academy, visit cases, tour the facilities, and meet current students, faculty, and administrators.

Our deadline for Priority Admission is February 1. Following the Priority Admission application decision notifications, the Office of Admissions will utilize a rolling admission process (first-come, first-serve) until our final deadline on May 15. Please complete an application as soon as possible to be considered for admission into this innovative and diverse program.

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I look forward to seeing you at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities!

Jo Tuite
Associate Director/Head of Admissions


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