Transfer Student
Admissions Timeline

Explore these online tools to see how your previous college work might transfer to Iowa State. For incoming transfer students, an official evaluation is completed when they are offered admission. Students entering directly from high school will have their transfer credits evaluated when they accept their offer of admission.

Iowa State has a rolling admissions policy. The transfer application is open up to one year prior to entry term. Transfer students are encouraged to apply at least six months prior to their desired entry term.

Accept your offer of admission

To accept your offer of admission, you will need to pay your acceptance fee online by credit card.

  • To accept online, you will need the log in to MyAccount using the account you established when you applied to Iowa State.

Accept your offer of admission

If you prefer to return your admissions acceptance form by mail, rather than using the online method, print the acceptance form from the link provided below. After you complete the form, mail it to the Office of Admissions with a check or money order made payable to Iowa State University.

Print acceptance form


Explore your housing options

Learn about living options in residence halls, university apartments, and fraternities and sororities; the priority system for assigning university housing; and the advantages of accepting your offer of admission as early as possible. To reserve space in university residence halls or apartments, you will need to submit a university housing contract after you accept your offer of admission.

  • If you have accepted your offer of admission, paid your acceptance fee, and decided you want to live in university residence halls or apartments, you can complete your housing contract online. This contract does not apply to sororities, fraternities, or off-campus (non-university) housing.

Complete your housing contract


  • February  – Orientation invitations sent (Fall Entry); October (Spring entry)
  • March 1 – FAFSA priority deadline
  • March 10 – OneApp scholarship priority deadline and Office of Admissions scholarship deadline