• Accept our offer of admission by paying the $250 acceptance fee through your Admissions Profile on MyUI.
  • Reset your MyUI password to something you will easily remember. Passwords expire every 180 days.
  • Create a MyUI guest account to allow your parents or guardians to view selected personal information and pay your U-Bill. 
  • Access your university email account!
  • Follow us and get connected with future classmates on social media.


  • File your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web at as soon as possible after October 1, and preferably by December 1, 2020, for the following fall semester. Financial aid applications are reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as files become complete and until funds are no longer available. 


  • In early January, apply for residence hall housing through your Admissions Profile and pay your non-refundable $75 application fee. Once complete, you have reserved your place in line for community and room selection. 


  • Receive communication about accessing your financial aid award notification on MyUI. This process continues through July.  

April 1

  • Report your health insurance status through your Admissions Profile before you sign up for summer Orientation.
  • Submit your Orientation Program reservation through your Admissions Profile. You receive an invitation only if you accept our offer of admission by paying the $250 acceptance fee.
  • Deadline to submit updated transcript and/or official test scores (if you have them) for scholarship reconsideration. 

June 1

  • Deadline to accept our offer of admission by paying the $250 acceptance fee.
  • Take the online placement tests (chemistry, math, and world languages) at least two weeks before attending Orientation. You'll find details on your Admissions Profile.
  • Final day to update your Living Learning Community and roommate preferences on your housing application.


  • Have your high school send your official final transcript to the Office of Admissions promptly after you graduate.
  • Official ACT/SAT scores (if you have them) must be sent from the testing agency. Iowa's institutional codes are 1356 for the ACT and 6681 for the SAT.
  • Official college transcript, if you have college credit, must be sent from the college.
  • Select a room and meal plan. Students will be issued a room selection time based on the order their housing application was received. 

May 31

  •  Deadline to apply for housing in order to secure residence hall space for the fall. 


  • Review the health information and requirements for new students and submit required documents. 
  • Attend a day-and-a-half Orientation/registration program for you and your parents or guardians. You will register for fall classes. 
  • Receive your residence hall housing assignment, contract, and move-in instructions from University Housing. Notifications begin in June and continue through the summer. 

July 1

  • Deadline to send official test scores (if you have them) and high school (and any college you have attended) transcripts. 

August 1

  • Your first U-Bill is posted on MyUI. Payment is due by August 26 and you can pay online through MyUI.

August 15

  • Early residence hall move-in. You'll have to pay a small daily rate of $35 until your contract begins. 

August 17-19

  • Residence hall move-in. You will receive your move-in date and time with your housing assignment and contract. 

August 18-22

  • On Iowa! This required program is your official Hawkeye welcome. The program begins when you move into your residence hall, includes Kickoff at Kinnick Stadium on Friday night, and ends Sunday afternoon with Convocation on the Pentacrest followed by the President’s Block Party at the president's home.

August 23

  • Begin classes for the fall semester.
  • Participate in Welcome Week events.