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We want to make sure you fill out the right application.

  • If you want to enroll in undergraduate-level courses or workshops offered only through Distance and Online, but you aren't seeking admission to a departmental program, you should submit the Distance and Online Student Application.
  • If you are seeking admission to a UI degree program, please submit the University of Iowa application or the Common Application.
  • If you are not seeking a UI degree and want to enroll in classes offered through the on-campus day program (NOT offered through Distance and Online Education), apply as a nondegree student.
  • If you seeking graduate credit, visit Graduate Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Completion of high-school or equivalent.


Registration is restricted to courses and workshops offered through Distance and Online Education.

Application Process

Submit a Distance and Online Student Application.
Important note: You do NOT have to pay an application fee to complete this application.

After Application

Please allow two to three business days to process your application.

  • HawkID and MyUI—Admitted students will receive a HawkID and password to use the university's online student services portal, called MyUI. These will come in two separate emails to the email address you supply on the application.  If you need assistance with your HawkID, contact Admissions at 319-335-3847 weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email admissions.  If you forget your password, request a Password Reset.
  • Class registration—You can view course listings and register for classes online using MyUI. Your registration date and time will be displayed when you log in to MyUI. If you need to be cleared for registration, instructions will be provided.
  • Financial aid—Distance and Online Education Nondegree Students at the University of Iowa do not qualify for financial aid. For information about the federal regulations related to this, contact the University's Office of Student Financial Aid.