Accept your offer of admission

Congratulations on your offer of admission to Iowa State! As a Cyclone, you’ll be challenged but walk away with the tools to make a meaningful impact in your community and the world.

Let's make it official

Whether you're ready to accept your offer or just want to check out your housing options, this is the place to start.

Next steps

What's next? This list is a good place to start.

Explore your housing options

Learn about living options in residence halls, university apartments, and fraternities and sororities; the priority system for assigning university housing; and the advantages of accepting your offer of admission as early as possible. To reserve space in university residence halls or apartments, you will need to submit a university housing contract after you accept your offer of admission.

If you have accepted your offer of admission, paid your acceptance fee, and decided you want to live in university residence halls or apartments, you can complete your housing contract online. This contract does not apply to sororities, fraternities, or off-campus (non-university) housing.

Complete your housing contract

Prepare for orientation

First-year students

Check your inbox in March for orientation information

Transfer students

Orientation and registration information will be sent in February for fall entry students and October for spring entry students.

Orientation

Submit your transcripts

First-year students

Once you have graduated from high school:

  1. Contact your high school to request an official copy of your final transcript be sent to Iowa State.
  2. Iowa State is test-optional for first-year applicants. If you self-reported your ACT or SAT scores when you applied for admission, request your score be sent directly from the testing agency to Iowa State. Scores can also be included on your final high school transcript.
  3. If you have already completed or will complete college courses prior to entering Iowa State, request an official copy of your college transcript(s) be sent to our office as soon as your coursework is complete.

Transfer students

Request an official copy of your college transcript(s) be sent to our office as soon as your coursework is complete.

Submit transcripts to:

etranscript@iastate.edu

or

Iowa State University
Office of Admissions
100 Enrollment Services Center
2433 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2042