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Direct Admission

Direct Admit Advantages

High achieving high school students get early access to business education.


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Schedule a Campus Visit

You may schedule a campus visit through the UI Office of Admissions.

Attend a Business Preview Day

For High School Students
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Preview Day registration will open soon!

Prospective Student Admissions

Direct Admission

Highly qualified* high school students who satisfy the following criteria can be admitted directly to the Tippie College of Business.

  • Completed application to the University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business.
  • All applicants must have a composite ACT of 27 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.70 or higher (SAT critical reading and math score of 1210).
  • Students directly admitted to the Tippie College of Business are eligible to apply for first-year scholarships in the college. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2015.

*Applicants who do not meet the criteria above but present strong academic records will be carefully considered.

Prebusiness Admission

Students who satisfy the admission criteria for the University of Iowa may be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a prebusiness major. Information regarding prebusiness admission criteria can be found at: http://admissions.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-programs/first-year-admission-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences. Students admitted as prebusiness majors will typically apply to the Tippie College of Business around the start of their 2nd year. More information on the application process to Tippie for prebusiness majors can be found at: http://tippie.uiowa.edu/undergraduate/admissions/standard.cfm.

Appeal Process for Direct Admission

Incoming high school students, admitted to the prebusiness major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, may petition for direct admission by submitting a request for individual review.  You must be admitted to the University of Iowa as a prebusiness major prior to submitting a petition.  As part of the petition, all applicants are required to provide a brief statement (200 words) outlining their unique experiences and goals, and a copy of their high school transcripts.  Petitions must be submitted using the on-line direct admission petition form.  Decisions are based on ACT composite scores or equivalent SAT scores; super scores may not be used.  Requests for individual reviews for Fall 2015 admission will be accepted through August 1, 2015. Please contact Rachael Kowbel at (319) 335-1037, for more information about the direct admission process, or to inquire about the status of a direct admission petition.