RAI Score Admission

Regents Admissions Index: What you need to know.

High school students applying to UNI with a self-reported test scores are considered for admission based upon their Regent Admission Index (RAI) score.

To qualify for automatic admission as freshmen, students must achieve a Regent Admission Index (RAI) score of at least 245. Students who achieve a score less than 245 will be considered for admission on an individual basis. The RAI combines factors that predict success: ACT or SAT test score, high school cumulative grade-point average and the number of completed high school core courses.

RAI Formula

ACT composite x 3
+ 30 x cumulative GPA
+ 5 x number of years of high school core courses
= RAI score 

Note: For purposes of calculating the RAI, ACT composite score has a top value of 36 (SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite equivalent); high school GPA is expressed on a 4-point scale; and number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas is expressed in terms of years or fractions of years of study.

Minimum High School Course Requirements

Students who wish to enter UNI directly from high school must also meet these minimum high school course requirements for admission. Check with your school counselor for your high school's core courses approved for RAI for the Iowa Regent Universities. For students who reside outside of Iowa, UNI uses the NCAA's list of approved courses as the primary resource in determining whether a course is acceptable toward high school course requirements. To view your high school's list of approved courses, visit here