Ready to apply? You’re in the right place.

The application process is easy for all students and takes around 10-15 minutes to complete.
You can save your application along the way, too!

  • You’ll be required to create an account (which we call your CatID) to access the UNI Application.
  • If you’ve previously applied or already have a CatID, you’ll need to log-in using that account to begin. 
  • Need help. See tips and requirements below!

New Freshmen

Students currently attending a U.S. high school or high school graduates that have not enrolled in college. 

‌Apply ‌Requirements  ‌Common App®  

Transfer Students

Students who have graduated from high school and have attended another college/university.

‌Apply   Requirements   

Graduate Students

Students who hold a bachelor's degree and are pursuing a masters or doctorate degree.  

‌Apply   ‌Requirements

International Students

Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  

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Online Students

Students looking to enroll in one of our online degree completion or online graduate programs.

‌Apply   ‌Programs

Returning & Other Students

Returning UNI students who have previously attended UNI but not obtained their Bachelor's degree should use this Re-Entry form

Other Students:  See requirement button below for specific application requirements
/ Second bachelors degree
/ Teacher licensure
/ Visiting non-degree students (such as PSEO students)
/ Subsequent majors 

‌Apply   ‌Requirements

Application Fees

Undergraduate Students: The application fee is $40 for U.S. students and $50 for international students. Fee waivers are available for U.S. students who qualify. International students can request to defer their fee.

‌Fee Waiver     ‌International Fee Deferral 

Graduate Students: The application fees is $60 for U.S. students and $75 for international students. Application fees are waived for UNI alumni.

Campus Security & Crime Statistics

Campus Security & Crime Statistics, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, information on crime statistics for recent years, Public Safety personnel and programs, building access, reporting crimes, safety suggestions, and policies, programs, and services regarding alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse, is available in the UNI Annual Security and Fire Report. A paper copy is available from the Department of Public Safety, 030 Gilchrist Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.


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