Hello, transfer students.
At UNI, we do two things to make your life easier and make sure you can finish your degree quickly. First, we work to make transferring your credits easy. And second, no matter how much college you’ve already attended, we work with you to graduate from UNI as fast as possible.
Let’s get the first question out of the way. Am I a transfer student? If you’ve attended another college or university or enrolled in college level courses since graduating from high school, you are a transfer student. We love our transfer students. In fact, more than a third of new students are transfers, so you’re in good company alongside other students making a change!
Transfer students applying to the University of Northern Iowa are evaluated primarily on their cumulative grade point average (GPA) from their previous institution(s). The minimum cumulative GPA required for admission to UNI varies with the number of credits acceptable for transfer. Transfer students must have (or exceed) the following combination of GPA and total graded semester hours.
Transferable Credit Hours
Grade Point Average*
|1-24||2.25 + High School Requirements*|
*Applicants transferring with 24 or fewer transferrable credits must also meet the admissions requirements for students entering directly from high school.
Some majors have additional requirements to get into upper-level courses – Education, Business, Music, Communication Disorders, and Social Work are a few. Additionally, if you are majoring in Music, Art & Design, Interior Design or Computer Science, it is best to transfer to UNI after one year of coursework. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
3 Easy Steps to Applying for Admission
Complete your application.
You will need to create a university account, known as a CatID, or login using your existing one to get started. Be sure to keep track of your CatID and password which allows you to track the status of your application.
Share your unofficial transcripts.
You can choose to upload your unofficial transcript directly within the application or by emailing it to us at email@example.com.
Note: You will need to request your official versions be sent to us from your institution(s) before you begin classes.
Pay your $40 application fee.
There is an application fee waiver available for those who qualify.
Transfer Connection Program.
Be a part of a program that’s designed to make your transition from a community college to UNI an easy one. You’ll receive advising from UNI and get connected with resources and people here on campus (all while still attending your current college).Transfer Connection Program
Your Transfer Admissions Counselor.
Your Transfer Admissions Counselor is your go-to contact for all things related to transferring to UNI. Set up an appointment to review your transcript, walk through your next steps and get all of your questions answered.Transfer Counselor Virtual Appointments
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