Admissions Information

The University of Iowa Admissions website offers comprehensive transfer admissions info, but here's an overview:

Transfer Admissions Requirements

Admission is based on a combination of your transfer grade-point average (GPA) and course work—requirements for transfer students vary depending on area of study. Review the Undergraduate Areas of Study to see the requirements associated with specific degree programs.

Transfer Planning Resources

If you took courses at another college or university, use the online Transfer Course Equivalency Guide to determine how credit for those classes may apply toward your Iowa degree. This is not a complete list of transferrable courses. For courses not listed in the guide, evaluation will be completed at the time of admission.

Transfer plans for select UI majors

View transfer plans for select UI colleges:

I-Chart Transfer Planning Resource: Learn how your Iowa community college coursework will apply toward a specific major at the University of Iowa.

Articulation agreements with Iowa Community Colleges

2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan: Earn a community college degree, then complete a UI bachelor's degree in just two additional years.

Transfer Policies

Courses completed at colleges and universities accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, or similar regional associations, are acceptable for transfer to the University of Iowa. If your coursework was completed at a school not regionally accredited, recommendations by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers or the American Council on Education will be used.

Visit the Transfer Policies page for other transfer policies including: transfer GPA, course-repeat policy, credit information, and articulation agreements.

Transfer Application Process

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

Deadlines vary depending on when you plan to enroll and what you plan to study. The deadlines to apply for most undergraduate programs (excluding some in education, nursing, and business) are:

  • April 1: for Summer Session or Fall Semester
  • November 29: for Spring Semester