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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, October 4, 2014
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Preview Day registration will open mid-July

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 (not directly admitted to the College of Business) may inquire about their admission decision by contacting the Assistant Dean for Admission and Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Program, (319) 335-1037, or Susan Felker. Use our online form to request an individual review.