Next Steps

  • Accept our offer of admission

    Pay our $250 acceptance fee as soon as possible; no later than May 2.
    The fee must be paid before you can make Orientation reservations through your Admissions Profile in MyUI.
    The acceptance fee is refundable prior to May 2 for summer and fall applicants (prior to November 15 for spring applicants).

  • Set up your Hawk ID

    You will receive an email with instructions on setting up your Hawk ID.

  • Monitor Your Admissions Profile in MyUI

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

  • Apply for University Housing

    Beginning in January, you can apply for University Housing online through your Admissions Profile in MyUI. Be sure to consider Living Learning Communities, too!

  • Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Once admitted, file your FAFSA on the web as soon as possible after Oct. 1 for the following fall semester. Priority consideration for need-based scholarships and grants awarded by the UI Office of Student Financial Aid will be given to students whose FAFSA record is received by the University of Iowa on or before Dec. 1. 
    Filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • Transfer college credit earned in high school

    Use the equivalency guide to determine how college courses taken in high school transfers to the University of Iowa.

  • Complete your online placement tests

    Placement tests should be completed at least two weeks before attending orientation.

  • Make a reservation to attend orientation

    All new incoming undergraduate students are required to attend orientation, where you will meet with an academic adviser and register for your first semester of classes. Submit your orientation program reservation through your Admissions Profile in MyUI. You get invited only if you accept our offer of admission by paying the $250 acceptance fee.   
    New Student Orientation

  • Connect on social

    Check out the Class of 2026 group to connect with future classmates.

Accept Admission

Important Dates

October 1
FAFSA opens

December 1
Priority deadline for financial aid

January
Housing application opens

March 1
Report health insurance status through Admissions Profile

March 22
Sign up for your orientation date (must pay acceptance fee first)

May 2
Deadline to accept offer of admission

May 31
Deadline to apply for on-campus housing

June - August
Attend your selected Orientation date

July 1
Official test scores and transcripts are due

August 17-21
Attend On Iowa!

August 22
Classes begin 

Admitted Student Policies