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Standard Admission

Application Criteria

In order to be considered for admission, students should meet the following criteria by the end of the semester in which they are applying:

  • Semester Hours Completed—At least 12 cumulative hours of UI credit.*
  • Prerequisite Courses—These four courses (or their equivalents) must be completed with grades of C or higher:
    • 22M:017/MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business
    • 22S:008/STAT:1030 Statistics for Business
    • 6E:001/ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics
    • 6A:001/ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting**
  • Grade Point Average—A 2.75 in each of the following areas: prerequisite, UI, and cumulative.

Transfer students will be held to the same admission requirements as current UI students, with the exception of the UI semester hours and UI GPA requirements. Transfer students are defined as those students who have attended another institution and have not previously attended the UI.

Students may not use winter course work to meet a subsequent spring admission, and they may not use summer coursework to meet a subsequent fall admission. Example: a student may not take financial accounting in the summer if they are applying for subsequent fall admission. Students may take courses during winter and summer session, they just can't use that course work to meet the subsequent sessions admission requirements (due to timing of transcripts).

All students are eligible to declare a major in the Tippie College after completion of the prerequisite courses and 6E:002/ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics, 6A:002/ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting, and 6K:050/MSCI:1000.

Additional GPA requirements for the accounting major include a 3.00 UI and cumulative GPA, a 2.67 (B-) average in 6A:001/ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting and 6A:002/ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting, and a passing score on the writing skills assessment.

** At some institutions, in order to receive credit for 6A:001/ACCT:2100 Financial Accounting (or Principles of Accounting I), students must also take 6A:002/ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting (or Principles of Accounting II). If you have any questions, please contact an advisor in the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office.

Application Procedures

Students interested in admission to the Tippie College of Business must complete the online application for current UI students changing colleges which includes transfer course information (if applicable), and review of the Tippie Honor Code. If you are a currently enrolled UI student, and you have applied to the college before, please note that you will need to reset your application with the Office of Admissions (your old application will appear after you log on, and the reset button will be at the bottom).


Application deadlines are May 1 for fall applicants and December 1 for spring applicants. Applications are accepted for the fall and spring sessions only. Applications may be submitted until midnight on the day of the deadline, but we highly recommend that you apply before
5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline, so that if you have questions or problems, University offices will be open to assist you.

Official transcripts from other institutions must be in the Office of Admissions by the following dates:

Fall applicants - June 15
Spring applicants - January 10

Students who missed the application deadline may request approval to apply late. Students advised in the Undergraduate Program Office should contact their academic advisor. Students advised by the academic advising center, or another program, should come to the Undergraduate Program Office during drop-in hours.

Admission process

Students apply for either a fall or spring session, by the established deadlines, to the Tippie College of Business through an online application.

Students who are denied admission are eligible to appeal their admission decision after they have received notification from the Office of Admissions that they have not been admitted to the Tippie College of Business. Students who can provide documentation of extenuating circumstances that affected their academic performance may submit an appeal. Additional information can be found on the appeal for standard admission form. Absent extenuating circumstances, appeals must be submitted on-line within 10 days from the date of notification.