College Readiness Academy
The College Readiness Academy is a series of programs and resources designed to help you understand the resources available for your college readiness planning. Grouped by grade-level, the College Readiness Academy provides information sessions and hands-on workshops to help you navigate the college-going process at critical, time-sensitive points along your journey.
Now is the time to start planning for the next big step of your educational journey. Community & School Partnerships can help with its Campus Visits program. School and community groups of up to 50 elementary, junior, or high school students may choose from half-day, full-day, or virtual visits to the Bloomington campus where you’ll learn about IU, live the life of a college student, and see firsthand the value of a college degree.
Learn more about our visit options
Spring Shadow Days
Spring Shadow Days is a popular program that pairs high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with college students to learn more about college academics and life outside of the classroom. Guests also learn about the college admissions process and hear presentations about scholarship opportunities and the various resources available to students seeking a higher education.
Visit IU Program (VIP)
In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club Crestmont Club, the Visit IU Program (VIP) introduces underrepresented students in the Bloomington area to college life through monthly visits to IU’s flagship campus. Visits are tailored to the students’ individual interests, grade level, and college preparatory timeline. Students not only gain insight about IU Bloomington, but also are introduced to the many resources available to help them get ready for the academic, social, and financial demands of higher education.
Community organizations and afterschool programs interested in the VIP for their students can connect with us to learn more.
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I was exposed to a multitude of college tools and programs prior to my initial enrollment. CSP continues to be an amazing program that connects IU Bloomington to the youth in the community and molds future leaders.Alexis Beverly, Hudson & Holland Scholar
IU is more than a university. It’s a place that offers you the tools to be anything you want to be. And we’ll help you discover your passion. In partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and Lawrence Central High School and Lawrence North High School, IU Bound offers eligible 21st Century Scholars access to personal-development resources and information on financial aid and the college application process. Upon completion of the program and admission to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, you will receive additional mentoring and academic advising through IU’s OVPDEI academic services.
This program is currently only available to eligible Lawrence Central High School and Lawrence North High School students.