Undergraduate Admissions - The University of Iowa

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First-Year Admission

An instructor leads a class.Our admission requirements vary depending on what you plan to study.

Admission to Liberal Arts & Sciences or Engineering

Most first-year students enroll in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or the College of Engineering.

Admission to Business

The Tippie College of Business admits highly qualified first-year students through its Direct Admission Program. The college admits all other students upon satisfactory completion of one to four semesters of pre-business study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Admission to Nursing

The College of Nursing admits highly qualified first-year students through its Early Decision Program. Students who aren't admitted through the Early Decision Program enroll in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, then apply for competitive admission to nursing.

Admission to Education or Pharmacy

The colleges of education and pharmacy admit qualified applicants at the beginning of their sophomore or junior years. First-year students interested in pharmacy or education apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Admission to Medicine

The Carver College of Medicine offers undergraduate programs in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radiation Sciences, and Nuclear Medicine Technology. Students interested in these majors should apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.