Get ready, get going
No matter where you’re starting, there’s a place for you at Tippie.
We offer two ways to get in: Direct and Standard Admission. Whether you’re still in high school, already attending the University of Iowa, or transferring from another college, you’ve got options. Gear up for a college experience that will get you career-ready and help you stand out with employers.
Paths to Admission:
Admission to Tippie is slightly different if you’re a graduating high school senior, a current University of Iowa student, or a transfer student. There are a few more differences that apply just to international students.
Direct Admission is the top-tier path to a Tippie business degree, reserved for the best and brightest first-year business students.
Why go direct?
- You’ll have access to special scholarships and resources.
- You’ll take our Direct Admit Seminar where your Tippie Advisor and upper-level students will serve as your mentors.
If you’re a high school senior who isn’t eligible for direct admission to Tippie, a current UI undergrad exploring business for the first time, or you spent time at another college or university, standard admission is designed just for you.
Who it’s for:
- High school students
- Current University of Iowa students
- Transfer students
How it works:
- High school students admitted to the UI start as prebusiness students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- During your second year, you’ll apply for standard admission to Tippie.
- After applying to Tippie, you’ll be auto-enrolled in our Pre- Admission Requirement Course to complete a series of virtual on-boarding modules about Tippie, our academic requirements, and advising expectations.
“I took two ‘Finding Your Major’ classes that made me realize I have so many opportunities – the world is my oyster. By my second semester, I was admitted to Tippie and became a marketing major.”
Whether you join through our standard admission process, or as a direct admit, you’ll find your home away from home in our friendly campus community.
Returning and non-degree students
No two paths to a business degree look alike. Former Iowa students who are returning to the university, or non-UI students wishing to take Tippie courses outside a formal UI degree program are welcome.