Your future starts now

Iowa State University has a rolling admissions policy, which means applications are evaluated when received and not after a deadline date. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will learn if you are admitted.

Admission of applicants for fall semester begins on July 1 of the preceding year. Admission for other terms begins approximately 12 months prior to the beginning of the term.

International applicants should consider visa processing timelines when applying to Iowa State.

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Application requirements

Architecture student and professor collaborating in the Student Innovation Center atrium.

Affording college

A college degree is a major financial investment, and research shows it’s still one of the best investments a person can make. The best way to fast-track your scholarship, financial aid, and work-study opportunities is by applying early. Helping you succeed is our sole purpose at Iowa State. Once you apply, we can help identify all the financial resources that are available to you.

College of Design student working on class project.

A Cyclone in the Making

Find your place at Iowa State University’s College of Design, where we like to ask questions, poke and prod, create something new, and make a difference through design.