Parents & Family
Parents and family members often play a critical role in helping students select a college. Here's some helpful information.
Preparing for College
It is never too early to begin preparing for college. Iowa offers a variety of camps, courses, and other programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Find tips for selecting a college that's the right fit in our Online College Prep Guide.
- Youth & Pre-College Programs
The university offers a variety of K-12 summer camps and other programs throughout the year
- College Prep Guide
Tips for helping your youth select the right courses to get into college, and how to search for the "right fit" when they're ready.
- Why Iowa
Resources to help your child determine if Iowa is the right fit.
- The Application Process
Tips for helping your student apply for admission at Iowa.
Being a Hawkeye Parent
- Join the Parents Association
Connect with other parents and UI offices that can respond to your questions and concerns.
- Connect on Facebook
Meet parents of other UI students on the Facebook page for UI Parents.
- Encourage Student Success
Resources to help your student make the best of their Iowa experience.
- Learn the Ropes
College life can present challenges and adjustments for parents, too.
- Stay in Touch
How to keep in touch with your student at Iowa.
- Keep Students Safe & Healthy
Resources dedicated to fostering safety and respect on Iowa's campus.
Supporting the University
As a parent of a University of Iowa student, there are many ways you can support the university.