Graduate Admissions – Offered Admission?

Now that you have received the admission letter from the department, the Office of Admission will be processing your application for the official admission documents.

The Office of Admission may contact you directly if they need additional information to process your admission documents. This may include official TOEFL/IELTS scores, financial documentation, or other required documents needed to issue your official admission.

Ready to accept your admission offer? Please email megradapp@iastate.edu to accept.

Orientation & Onboarding

A list of orientation items is available and provides a clear list of how to get started at ISU!

Transferring Credits

With the approval of the Graduate College and the POS Committee, coursework taken at another institution in the pursuit of a graduate degree can be transferred to your program of study for your ME graduate degree. The Graduate College requires that 36 of the 72 credits for a PhD credits and 22 of the 30 M.S. credits be taken at Iowa State. Please refer to the Graduate College Handbook, Chapter 6, to review Graduate College Policy on transferring credits. You cannot begin the transfer process until you have selected a major professor and committee and are ready to complete your Program of Study and Committee (POSC) form.

Grad Admissions Timeline

Research degree (Ph.D. and M.S.) app deadline
*initial review within two weeks
Fall admission: February 7
Spring admission: September 1

For Fall 2021, the application deadline has been extended to February 7th.  All applications are fully reviewed upon receipt, and we strongly recommend that full applications be submitted by February 7, 2021.

Coursework degree (M.Eng.) app deadline
*decision within two weeks
Fall admission: July 15
Spring admission: December 1

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