Catalog 2010-2012

Admission Requirements for Graduate Students

All applicants for graduate study must submit an application form specifying their choice of degree program with a $40 application fee or $50 fee for international students and request all necessary official transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions (see pages xxx-xxx), unless you received your undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa.  The application review process will be delayed until the application fee is received.  Failure to provide official transcripts from all required colleges and universities can result in a denial or rescinding of admission.

Admission to graduate study does not guarantee admission to an advanced degree program. Responsibility for determining eligibility for admission to graduate degree programs rests primarily with the academic departments. The academic departments are responsible for receiving degree status admission applications and for determination of admissibility.

A graduate of a college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or a corresponding regional agency will be granted admission to graduate study if her/his application for admission has been approved.

A graduate of a college or university that is not accredited may be granted provisional admission at the discretion of the Dean of the Graduate College.

For further details on graduate admission eligibility and approvals, see pages xxx-xxx.

Note: Students with a recognized baccalaurete degree who are seeking a second baccalaureate degree, teaching endorsements or approvals through UNI recommendation, and/or miscellaneous undergraduate course work may be admitted through the undergraduate Office of Admissions. These students pay undergraduate fees and may not apply credit earned toward a graduate program.