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Admission Requirements


  • You must enroll in courses numbered 3000-level or above to earn graduate credit
  • Registration is restricted to courses and workshops offered through Distance and Online Education
  • Credit earned cannot count toward satisfying the residence requirement for a degree

Application Process

  • Submit a Distance and Online Student (Nondegree) Application
    Important Note: You do NOT have to pay an application fee to complete this application.
  • U.S. students: Official transcripts are required as well as meeting a minimum 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) GPA
  • International Students only: A minimum GPA of 2.50 or above (on a 4.00 scale) or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
    Submit official records and degree certificate, translated and untranslated, to the Office of Admissions, 108 Calvin Hall, Iowa City, IA  52242-1396

After Application

Please allow 2-3 business days to process your application

  • Hawk ID and the MyUI—Admitted students will receive a Hawk ID and password to use the web-based self-service center called MyUI. These will come in two separate emails to the email address you supply on the application. If you need assistance with your Hawk ID, contact Admissions at 319-335-3847 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email admissions.  If you forget your password, request a Password Reset.
  • Class registration—You can view course listings and register for classes online using the MyUI. Your registration date and time will be displayed when you log in.  If you need to be cleared for registration, instructions will be provided.
  • Financial aid—Distance and Online Students at The University of Iowa do not qualify for financial aid. For information about the federal regulations related to this, contact the University's Office of Student Financial Aid.