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Admission Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing degree programs and leadership development opportunities to about 5,800 students—nationally and internationally. UIU is a recognized innovator in offering fully accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems.

Our courses are offered in accelerated, eight week terms that start six times each year. You can begin your degree in January, March, May, July, August, and October. UIU programs are perfect for adult learners who may need to take time off to meet personal and career expectations.

You can take classes at one of our center locations, through online, or through our self-paced degree program.

Admission Process

Overwhelmed by the admissions process? Don't be! Upper Iowa University (UIU) has made a conscious effort to make the admissions process as smooth as possible for you. A little time and a few simple steps can have you accepted to UIU and ready to start your first course in no time. Check out the steps below to learn how you can earn your acceptance today:

  1. Apply. After your application is received, your admission advisor will contact you.
  2. Request official transcripts from each college and university you previously attended.
  3. A copy of your high school diploma or transcript (or GED) if you have earned college credit, or an official high school transcript if you have not previously earned college credit. Waived for transfer students who have earned 24 or more college credits from an accredited institution.
  4. Once we receive your application and transcripts, your file will be reviewed and an admission decision will be made.
  5. Upon acceptance you will receive an official acceptance letter.
  6. Within a few days, your admissions advisor will contact you to answer any questions.
  7. Your admissions advisor will help you register for your first class.

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Last Updated 12/30/15