Apply as a transfer if you are a high school graduate who has registered or enrolled at a college, university, or any other school after graduating from high school OR if you have earned a bachelor’s degree at another college or university and are seeking to earn another bachelor’s degree, or teacher licensure at the University of Iowa.

If You Attended a College or University Outside the United States

You must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Upload transcripts from all institutions you attended outside the U.S. in the Tests/Documents section of your Admissions Profile in MyUI.
  • You must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher on at least 24 semester hours of academic coursework earned after high school graduation  (36 quarter hours) of acceptable graded credit, 
  • Students with fewer than 24 semester hours will be considered for admission based on a combination of high school and college academic records
  • Meet our English Proficiency Requirement

Transferring Credit from Colleges Outside the United States

Recognized university course work beyond grade 12 may be accepted toward fulfilling your degree requirements at Iowa. Consideration is given on a subject-by-subject basis, and course descriptions may be necessary to make the final determination. If course descriptions are needed, you will be notified by the Office of Admissions.

If You Attended a U.S. College or University

You must meet the following requirements for admission:

Admission requirements will vary depending on your area of study; matching the requirements for transfer applicants who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Review our Undergraduate Areas of Study or Transfer Admission Requirements for more details.

College-Specific Admission Requirements

First-year students at Iowa enroll in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 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