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OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
002 Gilchrist Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018
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Phone:  (319) 273-2281
Fax:  (319) 273-2885
eMail:  admissions@uni.edu

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High School Counselors

Welcome and thank you for helping your students learn more about the University of Northern Iowa and why so many of our students describe UNI as a "perfect fit." On this page you will find information regarding admissions, financial aid, timelines and the many resources and opportunities for students at UNI.

Important Message about Earning College Credit

Any student earning college credit while in high school (through eligible courses taken at the high school or on another college campus) must request that all college transcripts be sent to the UNI Office of Admissions.

The evaluation of college credit is completed once the student has been officially admitted to UNI. Students should send transcripts for all completed courses or courses in progress at least two weeks before their scheduled orientation date.

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The best way for your students to see if UNI is the right college for them is by visiting us.
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Admissions Requirements

For guaranteed admission, students must:

  1. Achieve a Regent Admission Index (RAI) score of at least 245.
  2. Take a minimum number of required high school courses.

The index combines four factors that strongly predict success at regent universities: ACT or SAT test score, high school rank, high school cumulative GPA, and the number of completed high school core courses.

Students not meeting the requirements above can still be admitted and will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Financial Aid

While college is a major financial commitment, UNI is consistently ranked among the country's "best buys" in higher education.

UNI makes it easy for students to apply for university scholarships with the UNIversity Scholarship Application. Students can begin the application in September of their senior year in high school.

If students receive any additional scholarships, please notify the UNI Financial Aid office.