1. Accept our offer of admission

    Pay our $250 acceptance fee as soon as possible; no later than May 2.

    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. Housing will make assignments based on the order in which applications were received. Secure your residence hall soon 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

    Ensure that you have prepared everything you need before you arrive in Iowa City. Follow the steps of getting your Visa and printing out your orientation schedule.
    International Pre-arrival Information

  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.

    Set up your HawkID (You received an email with instructions on how to do this.)

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

    Take 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 2 weeks prior to your orientation session.

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

  5. 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 adviser and register for your first semester of classes.

    International Student Orientation

  6. 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 2
    Deadline to accept admission
  • July 15
    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 17-21
    On Iowa!
  • August 22
    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.