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Iowa State University

Iowa State University


Undergraduate Genetics

Campus Visits

  • The Office of Admissions schedules campus visits for prospective students and their families. Visits are typically made during the junior year in high school prior to submitting an application, but the timing is flexible and earlier or later visits are welcome.

  • Daily visits can be scheduled whenever classes are in session. These include a meeting with an Undergraduate Genetics professor, an enrollment information session, a campus tour, and a residence hall tour and lunch.

  • More extensive visits are possible on scheduled Experience Iowa State (EIS) days. Beyond the daily visit schedule, EIS days also include a panel discussion with current students, the opportunity to sit in on a class, and more scheduled time for dicussion with professors from the college and the major.

Application and Admissions Process

  • The Office of Admissions begins processing applications approximately one year prior to each term of entry. The deadline for Fall entry is July 1 and for Spring entry is December 1. However, students are strongly encouraged to submit their application and FAFSA prior to March 1 to ensure eligibility for scholarships and other forms of financial aid that have funding limits. An early application and acceptance also affords greater opportunity for course selection and housing.

  • Required high school courses: English, 4 yrs; Mathematics, 3 yrs including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II; Science, 3 yrs; Social studies, 3 yrs (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) or 2 yrs (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), Foriegn language, 2 yrs (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences only)

  • Applications are submitted online after establishing a secure account. The online process differs for U.S. applicants and foreign student applicants. The following link to the ISU Admissions Office website is the starting point for submitting an application.

  • Interest in the undergraduate major in Genetics can be indicated at the time of application. Students can also be admitted without a declared major and choose one later, or switch majors relatively early in their programs.

DNA

Iowa State has state-of-the-art techonology that is utilized to deepen the educational experience for our Genetics students.