Next Steps

  • 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 15.
    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 1 for summer and fall applicants (prior to November 15 for spring applicants).

  • Set up your HawkID

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

  • 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 once available in December 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 Feb. 15. 
    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 Programs

    All new incoming undergraduate students are required to attend Orientation. where you will meet with an academic advisor 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 $325 acceptance fee.
    New Student Orientation

  • Connect on social

    Find us on social media to connect with future classmates.

Accept Admission

Important Dates


FAFSA opens.


Housing application opens.

March 1

Report health insurance status through Admissions Profile.

March 4

Sign up for Orientation Programs (must pay acceptance fee first).

May 15

Deadline to accept offer of admission.

May 31

Deadline to apply for on-campus housing.


Attend selected Orientation Programs.

July 1

Official test scores and transcripts are due.

August 17–19

Residence hall move-in.

August 18–25

Attend On Iowa!

August 26

Classes begin!

Admitted Student Policies