Please complete and submit your online application by midnight the first Sunday in December. Be sure to confirm that all components are completed via the Student Portal (except the Writing Sample, which is submitted by the teacher to IUHPFL). See the list at the bottom for details about each requirement.
Student Email Address: Your email address should remain the same for the foreseeable future since IUHPFL identifies applications by a student’s unique email address and uses email as the primary means of communication with applicants and participants.
Guardian Email Address: Please be sure to provide correct and current email addresses for all of your parents/guardians. It is imperative that IUHPFL be able to communicate with them reliably.
Proof of Submission: Upon submitting the Requests or your Personal Application (Student Essays) via your Student Portal you will receive a confirmation email for each form. Check your Student Portal for the status of each component. When a component has been submitted, it will say "Completed" in your Student Portal. We recommend that you follow up in person with each of your appraisers to make sure their appraisals have been submitted by the deadline. Once the IUHPFL Office has received all application components, you will receive an email that your full application has been received.
Students must complete the application essays thoughtfully and thoroughly by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The personal application questions concern personal and academic information, and includes 28 essay questions of varying lengths. Be sure to read the instructions at the beginning of each section of the online forms.
An invitation to complete the personal application will be sent to students via email after they have registered and passed initial review.
After registration, the student’s language teacher will receive an email with the Writing Sample materials. This writing exercise must be completed by the student in the target language and under the supervision of his or her language teacher. No dictionaries, computers, or other resources can be used to assist the student. The exercise takes less than 45 minutes to complete. Writing samples are also due the first Sunday in December.
Transcripts are submitted electronically to IUHPFL via a transcript request program (such as Parchment) OR through a school administrator. Select which way you will submit your transcript via the Online Student Portal with the Transcript Request form. If you are submitting your transcript electronically, select “send to individual email address” (or similar) and enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
One parent or guardian for each student is asked to complete the Parental Assessment by the deadline. A link to the Parental Assessment form is emailed to parents when the student completes the request via the Student Portal. Answers are to be thoughtful and candid and should provide IUHPFL with a thorough evaluation of the student’s readiness for the challenges of an immersion experience.
Before submitting Appraisal requests via the Student Portal, students should talk to their desired appraisers in person and politely ask if they are willing to complete an Appraisal. When the Appraisal Request form is submitted, an email will be automatically generated and sent to the Appraiser, asking them to fill out an Appraisal before the deadline. Be sure to enter the email address correctly.
The 3 types of Appraisals are:
Appraisal 1: Academic - Language Teacher Filled out by your current foreign language teacher. Request your teacher’s school email address and double-check it for accuracy.
Appraisal 2: Academic - Other Teacher Filled out by a teacher who knows you well and is familiar with your academic work but is not your current or former foreign language teacher. Request your teacher’s school email address and double-check it for accuracy.
Appraisal 3: Non-Academic - Adult Filled out by an adult who knows you well outside of school, but is not a relative, and is not a current or former school teacher. An athletic coach or band director who also teaches is the exception, but he/she is asked to focus the appraisal only on how well he/she knows you outside of school. Request your appraiser’s preferred email address and double-check it for accuracy.
Note: Some email servers block emails from unknown sources, so be sure to check the status of each Appraisal via the Student Portal and follow-up with your teachers and other adult to make sure they have received the request and submitted the Appraisals. If you need to reissue an Appraisal request, please send an email to email@example.com with your request, and include a) your name, b) the appraiser’s name, c) the appraisal type, and d) the correct email address and phone number of the appraiser.
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