This guide is designed to help students (and their parents) navigate a successful path to college. It includes:

  • Which courses to take in junior high and high school to get into Iowa
  • When to take college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT
  • Tips for selecting a college
  • How to apply for financial assistance and find scholarships


Explore information for future students. Learn more about college credit earned in high school and our pre-college programs. 

What Grade Are You In?

Tips vary depending on your grade level—but it's never too early to begin planning for college!

Additional College Prep Information

Here are more great online resources for college-bound families: