We make admission decisions on a rolling basis beginning in September. We will send you a letter stating one of the following decisions:

  • Admitted—Congratulations! You have been admitted to the University of Iowa. Your admission notification letter will include residence hall housing information, an Acceptance Form, and other enrollment information.
  • Deferred—You have not been admitted after our first review. You can submit additional information (personal statement, official high school transcript, new test scores). Applicants who are deferred and submit additional materials will be notified of their admission decision on a rolling basis. The number of deferred students who are admitted will depend on the competitiveness of the applicant pool and the number of spaces available.
  • Not Admitted—At this time, you do not meet admission requirements. You may wish to improve your academic profile at another college or university, and then apply to Iowa as a transfer student.
  • Waitlist—We will make admission decisions for waitlisted applicants throughout the summer. The number of waitlisted applicants offered admission will depend on the competitiveness of the applicant pool and the number of spaces available. In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to seek alternate plans for the fall semester. 
    If you missed the deadline due to an extenuating circumstance, please fill out our waitlist appeal form.

If you are a currently admitted student and do not plan to attend the University of Iowa, you may cancel your application in the following ways:

Admissions Profile: To cancel via your admission profile, log into MyUI with your HawkID and Password. Navigate to your Admissions Profile and cancel your admission. 

Email: To cancel via email send your cancelation request to admissions@uiowa.edu. Emails must include a student’s full legal name, date of birth, and be sent from the applicant email address provided on the application for admission.

Letter: To cancel via letter, send a letter signed by the student requesting cancelation using the full legal name and date of birth provided on the application for admission. Send letters to:

Enrollment Management
2900 University Capitol Centre
201 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA 52242