What are the admission requirements for engineering?

Students can be admitted directly into the College of Engineering as first-year students or transfer students.  

Admissions Requirements for: 

  • First-year students: Applicants still in high school (including students who are taking college courses while still in high school)
  • Transfer students: Applicants who have attended another college or university
  • International students: Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Returning students: Applicants who previously attended the University of Iowa and who would like to resume their studies

We highly encourage prospective students to join us for one of our many CAMPUS VISIT opportunities to see all that the College of Engineering has to offer.

We also admit transfer students! Review the admissions requirements for transfer students and transfer credit guidelines for other institutions.  Typically, we look more closely at your college academic performance.  If you are unable to gain admission directly from high school you can start in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Iowa and after successfully completing the admissions requirements you can formally apply to transfer into the College of Engineering.