Veteran and Military Student Admission Requirements

All veteran and military personnel applicants must complete an application for admission. You will need to meet admission requirements as outlined for either freshman or transfer students.

If you have served, or are currently serving in the military, you will be required to submit your military transcripts when you apply for admission. If you are in any other branch of the military than the Air Force, you will need to provide a Joint Services Transcript (JST) which can be requested here. Those serving in the Air Force will request a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript.

Additional materials required will be determined by how many academic credits* you have completed at a regionally accredited college or university.

If you have completed at least 24 graded, academic semester (36 quarter) credits*, you will be required to submit the following items in addition to your application for admission:

  • Military transcripts (JST or CCAF)
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended
  • You will be required to have a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.00 in all academic courses* you have completed.

    If you have not completed at least 24 graded, academic semester (36 quarter) credits*, you will be required to submit the following items:

  • High school transcript
  • ACT or SAT test scores
  • Military transcript (JST or CCAF)
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended (if applicable)
  • Your application will be reviewed on an individual basis.

    *Note: Career technical, development/remedial, and military credits do not count as academic credit.

    Reentering Students

    If you were previously enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate at Iowa State and wish to return as an undergraduate after an absence of at least 12 months, you must apply as a reentering student.