Contact the registrar at email@example.com or 563-425-5268.
All students are assigned an academic advisor in their major field of study. Your advisor will assist you in ensuring that you meet the requirements for your degree and will advise you in development of your course schedules prior to registration each term. Your advisor can also help you with changing majors, switching educational modalities, or designing an individualized major. Top
The current academic catalog contains complete course descriptions as well as the current requirements for completing each degree in each major. Please consult with your academic advisor if you have questions. Top
If you took the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board while you were in high school, you may receive credit for those in which you scored a “3” or higher. Sophomore standing may be awarded through Advanced Placement Credit. Top
Near the end of each semester, registration for the following semester is conducted by the Registrar. To ensure that degree program requirements are being met in a timely manner, you will need to consult with your advisor regularly and select courses carefully.
New students will register on specially designed Orientation, Advisement and Registration(OAR)Days, which are held during the summer or at the beginning of the semester in which they first enroll.
Changes in Registration
To change your registration, follow these steps:
1. Go to the Registrar’s Office and ask for a Drop/Add form.
2. Complete the form and have your advisor, and all instructors involved, sign it.
3. Return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office. The change becomes effective on the date the Registrar receives the form.
You may add courses during the first three days of the eight-week block; you may drop courses at any time during the first five weeks of the eight-week block. To find out the last date to either add or drop a course, check the current academic calendar, since the dates vary with the interim and summer terms. Top
Upper Iowa University uses a standard grading system, which is as follows: A—Excellent; B—Superior; C—Average; D—Passing; F—Failure; I —Incomplete; P —Pass; W —Withdrawn; Au —Audit; AW—Administrative Withdrawal; NA—Non-Attendance.
A grade of I is given only under extreme circumstances and is determined by the faculty member involved. After the grade of I is given, the work must be completed by the end of the following academic semester. Instructors submit a default grade along with an Incomplete grade. This default grade would be assigned to the student if he/she does not complete the required work for the course by the end of the following semester. This default grade would be based on the work completed in relation to the total course requirements. For example, when an instructor submits a grade sheet at the end of a semester and has agreed to permit a student an incomplete status, the instructor would write the following on the grade roster: “I/F” (or “I/D,” or “I/C,” or “I/B”), indicating that in the event the student did not complete the work, his/her grade would default to “F” (or “D,” or “C,” or “B”). This grade(“I/F” or the other possibilities) will be recorded on the student’s grade report and the transcript. At the end of the following semester, one of two possible actions will be taken: the student will complete the work and the instructor will submit a final grade for the student, or the student will not complete the work and the Registrar will record the default grade as the student’s final grade for the course.
In order to determine your grade point average (GPA), points are awarded for each hour of credit, as follows: A – 4 points; B – 3 points; C – 2 points; D – 1 point; F – 0 points. Other grades are not included in the computation of the GPA. The GPA is determined by dividing the number of grade points earned at Upper Iowa University by the total number of graded (A-F) semester credits earned at Upper Iowa University. When an Upper Iowa course is repeated, the GPA is calculated using the highest grade earned in the course. A grade of P (passing) or W (withdrawn) is not used in computing your GPA. Top
Graduation and Application for Graduation
Commencement is held once a year, in May. Each prospective graduate will file an Application for Graduation as a part of final registration prior to graduation. Check with the Registrar’s Office for application deadlines two terms in advance. The application for graduation is valid for two terms.
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Students who have completed work at Upper Iowa University, may obtain an official transcript of that work upon written request to the UIU Registrar. No official transcript can be issued if there is an unpaid University account.
- $5 per copy for transcripts that are mailed.
- $8 fee per copy for transcripts that are faxed.
- $18 minimum for Rush/Priority Service
You may request a transcript via any of the following methods:
Online — Transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse (link opens in new window). You can order as many transcripts as you like in one online session using any major credit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed. Order updates are available via text or email. You can track your order online on the transcript ordering Web site.
For all other requests, you will need to download and print the official transcript request form. Make sure you fill out the form completely and sign it. Then follow the directions below:
Rush/Priority Processing — Fax your completed and signed request to 563-425-5287 or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirm that your request has been received, is readable and complete by calling 563-425-5351. You will need your credit card for payment. NOTE: This may not be "same day" service. Shipping is dependent on local mail and Federal Express availability. Please allow as much time as possible.
Mail — Mail your completed and signed request along with a processing fee payment of $5 to Upper Iowa University, IEC Transcript Processing, P.O. Box 185, Fayette, IA 52142
Email — Scan and email your completed and signed request to email@example.com. You will receive an invoice in the mail to be paid within 10 days.
Fax — Fax your completed and signed request to 563-425-5287. Be sure to include an address to which we can send the invoice for the processing fee. Payment must be made within 10 days.
- PHONE OR EMAIL REQUESTS WITHOUT A SCANNED UIU TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM CANNOT BE PROCESSED. We need your signature.
- If the transcript is being sent to yourself, it will be marked "Issued to student".
- Transcripts sent by fax may not be considered "Official".
Questions? Call 1-800-553-4150 or 563-425-5351.
Transfer students normally receive full credit for college-level courses completed at other regionally accredited collegiate institutions. Grades earned in courses accepted for transfer will appear on the student’s Upper Iowa transcript. However, grade points earned at another institution are not transferred and are not figured into the cumulative grade point average maintained at Upper Iowa, but are included in calculating the major/endorsement grade point average.
Upper Iowa University will consider acceptance of course work in transfer from:
- Other regionally accredited institutions
- Institutions with specialty accreditations as reviewed and approved by UIU
- International institutions that are approved/registered by their country’s Ministry of Education or other national educational governing body as reviewed and approved by UIU
- International institutions where transcripts for individual students are reviewed and evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluators service and approved by UIU.
Course work completed at all other institutions may not be accepted in transfer to Upper Iowa University.
All transcripts from prior institutions outside of the United States that are not in English with the unit of credit identified, must be evaluated by an official evaluation service at the expense of the student. Credit will not be awarded prior to receiving the evaluation results.
A maximum of nine semester credits of activity or physical education credits (e.g., baseball or weight training) will be counted toward the bachelor’s degree.
A maximum of 90 semester credits will be allowed in transfer from four-year accredited institutions. Of those 90 credits, a maximum of 78 lower division semester credits will be transferred.
Transfer of Lower Division College Semester Hours
Credit earned from regionally accredited two-year institutions will normally be transferred and allowed toward graduation requirements as follows:
- Up to 78 semester credits of credit earned in associate of applied science or associate of science programs.
- Up to 78 semester credits of credit earned in associate of arts programs.
- Up to 78 semester credits of credit earned in two-year occupational diploma programs.
- Up to 30 semester credits of credit earned in one-year occupational diploma programs.
Credit earned through diploma and advanced diploma programs at schools approved by the Ministry of Education for the respective country will be normally transferred and allowed toward graduation requirements as follows:
- Up to 78 semester credits of credit earned at an institution with instruction offered at a level comparable to a lower division credit in the U.S.
- Up to 90 semester credits of credit earned at an institution with instruction offered at a level beyond that of a two-year college in the U.S. Of these, a maximum of 78 lower division semester credits will be transferred. Top