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

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.

Direct Admissions Info

Standard admission

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.

Standard Admissions Info

“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.”

International students

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.

International student information

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.

Returning student & Non-degree info

Ready to get started?

Apply early to secure your spot in our next class.