If You Attended a College or University Outside the United States
You must meet the following requirements for admission:
- Upload copies of original transcripts issued by all colleges or institutions you attended outside the U.S. in the Tests/Documents section of your Admissions Profile in MyUI. An English version of the transcript will be required in addition to the original transcript if the original is not issued in English.
- 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
How to Apply
Apply as a transfer student if you are a high school graduate who has registered or enrolled at a college, university of other school after graduating from high school or if you have earned a bachelor's degree at another college or university.
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.