The University of Iowa

Degree options that are built for you!

Thank you for considering the University of Iowa! Iowa is a top American university with a global reputation. We're grounded in tradition, but intent on innovation, powered by school spirit, yet serious about scholarship—all in an environment that's casual and comfortable, cosmopolitan and creative.

2 Plus 2 Plan (The Guaranteed Graduation Plan)

Save time and money with the University of Iowa's 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan, which helps Iowa community college students transfer and earn a bachelor's degree in just two more years.

Plan for the Future

Whether you've already enrolled at an Iowa community college or are planning to enter one soon, it's time to start thinking about your next move - earning a bachelor's degree.

With the University of Iowa's 2 Plus 2 Plan, you'll complete an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at your community college and then earn a bachelor's degree from Iowa in just two additional years.

After you apply to the University of Iowa, personal guidance from both schools will help you stay on track throughout your studies.

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Applying for Admission

We accept applications year-round, although deadlines vary.

  • Transfer Admission Requirements
    Admission is based on a combination of your transfer grade-point average and course work.
  • Transfer Planning Resources
    Find our online course equivalency guide and other transfer-planning tools.
  • Transfer Policies
    How we'll determine your transfer GPA, our course-repeat policy, articulation agreements, etc.
  • Transfer Application Process
    Deadlines vary depending on when you plan to enroll and what you plan to study.
  • Areas of Study
    Find your intended area of study to review the related transfer admission requirements and application information.


Costs, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

All new students are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (also known as "the FAFSA"). The results can help determine your eligibility for loans, grants, and some scholarships.

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