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Undergraduate Admissions Process

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Visit Campus

Visiting is always a good idea! Visits allow you to see the campus culture and if you can imagine yourself as a part of our Iowa State University community. While on a visit, you have the opportunity to attend sessions focused on topics such as admissions, financial aid, vet school, and more. Visits also include a meeting with an advisor of the major of your interest!

Visit Iowa State University



Iowa State University accepts applications through an online application portal. There are different applications for different students including:

  • First-year (straight from high school)
  • Transfer (coming from another college or university)
  • International (not USA citizens)
  • Military or non-traditional (starting 1+ years after high school)
  • Non-degree (just taking classes)

The admissions application should clearly walk you through any necessary steps.

Apply to Iowa State University


Accept Your Offer

After submitting your application, you should receive a response within a few days. If you are offered admissions to Iowa State University, it's now time to accept your offer!

Accept Your Admissions Offer


Next Steps

After accepting your offer, you'll get several communications from Iowa State University with things you'll need to do next. Some of the most important one include: