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Applicants who have attended another college or university should apply as transfer students.

Admission Requirements

Our Transfer Student Admission Requirements vary depending on your area of study. Also, review our Transfer Policies regarding how to transfer your course work.

Application Process

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
    • The fee is not refundable.
  • Provide your academic records
    • Have official transcripts sent from every college and university you have attended. Transcripts must be mailed from the issuing institution to the address below, or sent electronically via email.
  • If you are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours of credit
    • Have your ACT or SAT scores sent by the testing agency.
    • Our institution code is 1356 for the ACT; 6681 for the SAT.
    • Have your high school send us your final official transcript.

    Office of Admissions
    The University of Iowa
    108 Calvin Hall
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1396

Application Deadlines

The application deadline varies depending on when you plan to enroll, and may vary depending on your degree program. The deadlines to apply for most undergraduate programs (excluding some programs in education, nursing and business) are:

  • July 15—for Fall Semester
    • All transfer applicant official transcripts and documents must be received by Admissions prior to August 1
  • December 1—for Spring Semester (October 1 for international applicants)
  • May 1—for Summer Session

After You Apply

When we receive your application, we will send you a Hawk ID and password to track the status of your application through Your Admissions Profile in MyUI.

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon after January 1 as possible, even if you are not sure you will qualify for aid.

Accepting Our Offer of Admission

Pay our $250 acceptance fee as soon as possible; no later than May 1 for Summer Session or Fall Semester (November 15 for Spring Semester).

  • 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 semester applicants (November 15 for Spring Semester applicants).

Admitted Students

  • Upon admission, forward your official academic records
    • Ask every college and university you have attended to provide your official records or transcripts.

      Office of Admissions
      The University of Iowa
      108 Calvin Hall
      Iowa City, IA USA 52242-1396

      Next steps for admitted students include applying for financial aid and making a reservation to attend Orientation, where you will register for classes.