How to Apply

  1. Submit your application.

    You can apply through the University of Iowa application or the Common Application (fall session only). We make admission decisions on a rolling basis beginning in September based on college-specific admission requirements.

  2. Pay the application fee.

    The $55 application fee is non-refundable.

  3. Have your ACT or SAT scores sent by the testing agency.

    Our institution code is 1356 for the ACT; 6681 for the SAT.

 Test Scores for Students Applying Fall 2024: If a student does not provide an ACT or SAT test score at the time of application, they may be required to submit additional academic documents, transcripts, or a personal statement to receive an admission decision. Students will be contacted via email if any additional documents are required. Learn more about our guidelines for students not providing test scores.


March 1

Deadline to apply to be considered for Admissions merit scholarships

May 15

Summer Session or Fall Semester Acceptance Deadline

Two Ways to Apply

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University of Iowa Application

The University of Iowa online application

Common Application

Common Application

The University of Iowa is a member of the Common Application

College-Specific Admission Requirements

First-year students at Iowa enroll in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Business, Nursing, Public Health, or Education. See below for specific requirements for these and other UI colleges that admit undergraduates.

Engineering Workshop

College of Engineering

Marketing classroom

Tippie College of Business

College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Public Health volunteer day

College of Public Health

College of Education classroom experience

College of Education