Congratulations on your admission to the University of Northern Iowa!

We want to make your transition to the U.S. and UNI as smooth as possible. We’ve outlined important next steps for you to take in order to accept your admission in order to prepare for your college career.

students walking in front of Maucker Union

Next Steps

Step 1

Commit to UNI

Congratulations and welcome to the panther family! Your next step: accept your offer (for undergraduate degree-seeking students only).

‌Accept Your Offer of Admission

Step 2

Complete the Housing Application

UNI Housing & Dining provides an all-inclusive campus living experience, engaging and supporting students from the day they move in to their new UNI home. Students who plan to live on campus should do this early. 

‌Submit Your Housing Application

Step 3

Prepare for Orientation

Look for more information to be sent regarding arrival dates, orientation schedule and access to your orientation portal.

‌Submit Your Arrival Information

Step 4

Apply for your Student Visa

If you have received your Certificate of Eligibility, please visit pay the SEVIS fee and to begin your visa application.

‌Pay the SEVIS Fee ‌Begin Your Visa Application

Step 5

Take the ALEKS Exam

All first-year undergraduate students are required to complete the online ALEKS math placement exam prior to orientation. 

‌Aleks Math Placement Info

Step 6

Connect with a Student

Connect with a current student to ask questions and learn about their experience at UNI. Chat through the UniBuddy app!

‌Chat with a UniBuddy ‌Email an International Student Promoter

Step 7

Review the Now that you're Admitted Brochure

View the "Now That You're Admitted" guide. Email us with any questions you may have after you've read through the brochure.

‌Email Us

Step 8

Stay Tuned

Continue to check your mail and email (the one listed on your application) for updates, announcements and reminders!

‌Set Up an Individual Meeting