Nontraditional Students

Nearly 7 percent of the undergraduate students at Iowa State are of age 25 or older-- many of whom are students who have been away from a school environment for several years, and are thinking about:

  • Starting work on a bachelor's degree,
  • Transferring to Iowa State University from another school,
  • Finishing a college degree started some years ago or,
  • Just taking a few classes.

Iowa State University may be the perfect place for you to continue your adventure if you are among the growing population of adult students that fall into the group above.

Admission Requirements

While nontraditional students who've not previously attempted college coursework are held to Iowa State's regular freshman admission requirements, students who don't meet these requirements are given individual consideration since the traditional measures of high school performance may not always be good predictors of success for these students. Nontraditional students who've previously attempted college coursework must meet Iowa State's normal transfer admission requirements.