Take the first step to joining the Hawkeye family!
- Apply Online
To begin the application process, set up an account with an existing email address and password.
- First-year/freshmen applicants - a new version of the online application is now available! Read More on the new application process.
- Check the Status of Your Application Online through ISIS
After you submit your application, we'll send you a HawkID and password to review the status of your application online using ISIS, our online student service site.
Application Process (Admission Requirements, Materials, & Deadlines)
Apply as a freshman if you are currently in high school (regardless of total college credits completed while in high school) OR you have graduated from high school but haven’t enrolled at a college, university or any other school after high school.
Apply as a transfer if you are a high school graduate who has registered or enrolled at a college, university, or any other school after graduating from high school OR if you have earned a bachelor’s degree at another college or university and are seeking to earn another bachelor’s degree, certificate, or teacher licensure at the University of Iowa.
Apply as an international undergraduate if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, and you are on a temporary visa, or if you will require any type of visa to study in the United States. Undocumented students should use the application for U.S. students.
Former UI students who have been absent from the university for 12 months or more and who wish to resume their studies should complete the undergraduate Re-entry Application.
For students who want to take a course or courses but are not currently seeking admission to a degree program (e.g. high school students, visiting college students, study abroad students)
Current and former University of Iowa students who want to change undergraduate colleges within the university
Applicants who plan to take only Continuing Education courses (Online, GIS, On-Campus, Off-Campus), but are not seeking admission to a degree program
Applying to a Graduate or Professional Degree Program
If you already have an undergraduate bachelor's degree and wish to apply for a graduate or professional degree program at Iowa, review the information about Graduate & Professional Admissions.