To become an ISU student, complete the following steps:
- Apply to ISU
- Receive an acceptance letter
- Pay your admittance fee to the university
- Meet with your IMSE advisor
You can schedule a campus visit with the Admissions Office and talk to an advisor.
Planning Your Transfer from a Community College
If you plan to transfer from a community college, use the transfer plans for the College of Engineering to find courses that transfer to the B.S. in IE program.
Also, learn about fulfilling the First-Year Composition requirements (English 150 and 250).
After applying to ISU, the Admissions Office will review your transcript from the other institution. They will send you a Transfer Credit Evaluation form indicating which courses transfer to ISU with your admissions letter.
Only courses with a grade of “C” or better will be considered.
Not all courses that transfer to Iowa State can be used for the B.S. in IE program.
Courses Not on a List of Approved Transfer Courses
If some of your courses aren’t on the approved list, contact Admissions directly at 1-800-262-3810 for a Transfer Credit Evaluation if a course you’ve taken or want to take while at a different college doesn’t show up on the transfer plan lists.
If Admissions evaluates the course as a 100-, 200-, or 300-level course, that means that it is not a specific ISU equivalent course, but is a freshman (100), sophomore (200), or junior (300) level course.
Once you are on campus, you can have a faculty member from the appropriate department (the sociology department if it’s a sociology class you want evaluated, etc.) conduct a specific review of the transfer course.
If you want to know about a course to determine whether you are ready for the next course in a prerequisite sequence, it is recommended that you take the course and have it reviewed when you arrive on campus.