Six Steps to Becoming a Hawkeye

  1. The Application Process
    • Fill out an application before March 1st. It’s all online and self-reporting so I promise it won’t take you very long.6-steps-to-becoming-a-hawkeye
    • Pay the $40 application fee and hit submit
    • Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to us (Institutional codes are 1356 for the ACT and 6681 for the SAT)
  2. Take a look at our merit-based scholarships!
    • Here is a full list of incoming first-year scholarships through the Office of Admissions
    • But some departments also offer first-year scholarships so look through the Iowa Scholarship Portal once you’ve been admitted.
    • Look at outside scholarships! Who doesn’t love free money?!
  3. Seriously considering Iowa? Fill out the housing application
    • If you want to be given top priority in your housing preferences don’t wait to fill it out!
    • Application opens beginning of November
    • Pick your top Living Learning Communities and pay your housing application fee
  4. Financial Aid
    • Interested in potentially more free money? It doesn’t hurt to fill out the FAFSA, that’s free, and apply for more aid.
    • Watch our financial aid webinar that’s being hosted on November 2nd by signing up on tv.
  5. Spring rolls around and you’re still not sure that Iowa is for you… come to one of our Admitted Student Visit Days!
    • Sign up through our Admission Visitors Center for either a visit day or individual visit to campus by calling 319-335-1566 or emailing
  6. Become a first year student, make a bunch of new friends, and go change the world!

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