Apply for a Program / Major
Choose a Program
What are your future career goals? Explore Hawkeye's programs and work with our Career Services Center to find the program that's right for you.
Not interested in enrolling in a program, but would like to take classes to transfer to another college or university? Register as a guest student.
Complete an Online Application
New Student Admissions Application
If you are not currently accepted into a program / major and are not a current Hawkeye student, complete the Admissions Application.
Change Your Program / Major Application
If you've been accepted or are currently enrolled at Hawkeye, complete the Change Your Program of Study Application to switch your program / major.
Readmission to Hawkeye
If you attended Hawkeye, but took a semester or longer off (excluding summer), you must complete the Admissions Application.
Also see Readmission After Suspension or Expulsion.
International Students Admissions Application
Learn more about the international student admissions process and complete the International Student Admissions Application.
Complete Required Assessments
Register for the ACCUPLACER assessment or request to have your assessment scores in reading, math, and writing sent to the Admissions office. If you have applied before you will not need to resend your assessment scores.
Basic skill competencies assessment provides information about your academic skills in reading, writing, and math. This information is used to determine your acceptance into your desired program and course selection when you register.
For course placement recommendations, based on your assessment score, review the Assessment Scores and Course Equivalences.
If English is not your first language and you want to improve your academic reading, writing and listening in English skills, you should take the free English for Academic Purposes test in addition to the ACCUPLACER assessment.
Previous College Experience
Assessment may be waived based on previous college coursework in reading, math, and writing. Send your official college transcripts to the Admissions office for evaluation.
Complete Program Admission Requirements
Your program / major may have additional admission requirements or pre-requisites that you will need to complete for acceptance into the program. Review your program's admissions requirements.
Send Official Transcripts to Admissions
Request to have your official transcripts sent to the Admissions office. Transcripts (high school, college, and GED/HiSET scores) are considered official only when sent from institute to institute or from an approved, secure third-party agency. (i.e National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment). Transcripts hand delivered, even if in a sealed envelope, will be considered unofficial.
Please send the following official transcripts:
Official high school transcripts showing graduation and/or GED or HiSET scores. You must be a high school graduate or equivalent to enroll in a program / major. View our High School Diploma Verification Process.
Official college transcripts if you have taken college-level classes in high school or attended another college, university, or trade school and would like to receive possible credit. See Transferring Credits to Hawkeye.
Military transcripts. See military branch transcript request websites.
Official high school and college transcripts received since 2008 should already be on file with the college. Contact Admissions if you have questions about previously submitted transcripts and assessment scores.
Watch Your Mailbox for an Acceptance Letter
We will send you a letter of acceptance or non-acceptance in the mail notifying you of your acceptance status once you have completed the steps above.
Please allow one to two weeks for processing.
Letter of Acceptance
If you have been accepted we will assign you a start date. Start dates are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
You will also receive information about your My Hawkeye account and your Hawkeye email.
Accepted for a Future Semester
If you are accepted to a semester other than the one you applied for, your desired program is either full or does not start during the semester you requested.
However, you can still register for classes and take pre-coursework while waiting to get into your desired program. For more information, contact an advisor in Student Services to schedule an appointment.
Watch our pre-admissions process video.
Letter of Non-Acceptance
If you were not accepted into your desired program, you can take pre-coursework in order to meet the requirements for admission. For more information, contact an advisor in Student Services to schedule an appointment.
Once you have successfully completed the pre-coursework, you will need to re-apply for admission.
Watch our pre-admissions process video.
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