1. Accept our offer of admission

    Pay our $325 acceptance fee as soon as possible. The deadline to accept admission and pay the acceptance fee is May 1.

    Please continue to monitor your Admissions Profile in MyUI for important communications from the university now that you have been admitted.

  2. Apply for University Housing

    You can apply for University Housing online through your Admissions Profile in MyUI shortly after you are admitted. Living in the residence halls is a wonderful part of the Hawkeye experience. Learn more about your new home, view video tours, and find details on furnishings, amenities, and floor plans.
    How to Apply for University Housing

  3. Pre-arrival Information for F-1/J-1 Students

    As an F-1 or J-1 student, access your Pre-Arrival Checklist by logging into iHawk using your HawkID and Password. Within iHawk you will be able to submit your passport and proof of funding to receive your immigration document. You will need to complete any additional items listed in the Pre-Arrival Checklist to prepare for International Student Orientation.
    Information for Incoming F-1/J-1 Students

  4. Transition Before Orientation

    We’re thrilled you’re thinking about becoming a Hawkeye, but there are several things you’ll need to do before that can happen.

    Upload your photo for your Iowa One Card. The Iowa One Card is your official University of Iowa.

    Take any required placement tests. Placement test requirements will vary depending on the type of student (first-year, transfer, international) you are when you enter the university, your major, and any transfer or exam credit you bring into the university. Any required placement tests should be taken at least two weeks prior to your orientation session.

    New undergraduate students are required to complete the online course, Success at Iowa.

  5. Complete Admission

    First-year students must have your secondary school send all final, official academic records (yearly records, transcripts, mark sheets, or exam certificates for example) directly to the University of Iowa. Final academic records must also show proof of graduation and be issued after you graduate.

    Transfer students must have final, official transcripts sent from every college attended.

    Learn more about what we need from you in order to complete your admission to the University of Iowa!

  6. Orientation

    International students who have accepted our offer of admission will be scheduled to attend Orientation before classes begin. Attending orientation is required of all new incoming undergraduate students. It is where you will meet with an academic advisor and register for your first semester of classes.

    International Student Orientation

  7. Prepare to Study in the United States

    Find tips for making your travel arrangements and preparing to live in Iowa.

Accept Admission

Important International Dates

May 1

Deadline to accept admission for first-year students.

July 15

Deadline to accept admission for transfer students.
Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status.

August 13

Residence halls open for new international students with residence hall contracts.

August 14

Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City.

August 15–19

International Student Orientation.

August 14–20

Attend On Iowa!

August 21

Classes begin!

Campus Pano

360° Virtual Campus Tour

We'd love to show you around our beautiful campus, but if you can't make it, we can offer you the next best thing: a 360-degree self-guided tour of a variety of places on campus you will get to know and love as a student.