Connections in the making

Current high school students can submit the Fall 2024 Connect application when it opens on April 15 (anticipated). Current high school students will only be admitted into the Connect program once they are registered in Fall 2024 DMACC classes.

Program benefits

DMACC-ISU Connect is Iowa State's Admissions Partnership Program (APP) specifically for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students. The Connect program offers DMACC students planning to transfer to Iowa State many opportunities:

  • Dedicated academic advisors at Iowa State to ensure the courses taken at DMACC transfer smoothly to your intended Iowa State major
  • Build connections to Iowa State prior to transferring by getting your ISUCard early and setting up an ISU email account
  • Additional perks by paying the optional Iowa State Student Activity fee include participating in ISU intramurals, utilizing ISU workout facilities and gyms, joining ISU clubs and organizations (when eligible), and access to student ticket pricing for athletics and cultural events, etc.
  • Opportunity to live in an Iowa State housing community (while enrolled at DMACC), pending availability and contracting deadline. More information for Connect students interested in living in ISU housing
  • Professional and career development workshops
  • Access to Iowa State Career Services resources, career fairs, and connections with potential employers
  • Social media community
  • Early-entry option for DMACC-bound high school seniors, jump-starting the planning process for future transfer (ex: application opens in March/April 2024 for students who plan to start at DMACC in Fall 2024).
  • Stress-free process when ready to apply for admission to Iowa State

Join today to find multiple opportunities to make the most of your DMACC classes, build skills, and find a community of transfer-focused future Cyclones.

We're here to help

We want to make your transition to Iowa State University as seamless as possible! Reach out to Katie with any questions or requests.