Individualized Research-Oriented College Credit (iROCC)

Do you have the “stuff” it takes to be an iROCC scientist?

​Minimum Program Requirements:

  • 3.00 grade point average or better

  • Under 19

  • ACT ≥ 19 or ACTPLAN 18/ 910 SAT or 91 PSAT

  • An aptitude for scientific inquiry as evidenced in personal research proposal.

If you said “Yes” to above, proceed to steps 1-3.

Step 1: Apply to the iROCC program

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit seven-page detailed research plan
    • Seven page limit does not include title page or references
    • Research plan will be evaluated based on scientific merit and feasibility
      • Consider using invertebrate model organisms with life-spans shorter than program
      • Consider avoiding using potentially dangerous biological agents

Step 2: Apply for admission to Marian University’s Advanced Study Program.

  • Complete the Free Online Application at for the High School-Dual Credit program
  • Submit the following documents to the Marian University Office of Admission (Attn: Ashley Henke):
    • Counselor Recommendation Form
    • Official high school transcript
    • Official test scores from one of the following: PSAT, ACTPLAN, SAT, or ACT (test scores are considered official if printed on official high school transcript)
    • Students admitted into the program will receive an acceptance letter via mail

Step 3: Upon review of your materials, you will be contacted for a campus interview with the mentor(s).

After admission to the iROCC program

Step 1: Contact Kiley Watson at the Advanced Study Program to register for BIO198 at 317.955.6302 or

Step 2: Pay tuition, $300 for 3 credit hours* and lab fee $200 for supplies.

Step 3: Meet your research mentor and let the fun begin!

Contact iROCC at or 317.955.6331


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