Prospective Students

Welcome! We are happy that you have found us and would welcome the opportunity to discuss any one of our programs with you in greater detail. We are quite proud, not only of our programs, but of the many opportunities we have to offer students outside of the classroom as well.


We invite you to tour our beautiful campus, visit with a faculty member, and ask questions about one of our many fine programs within the athletic training and rehabilitation studies, public health and education or leisure, youth and human services areas. To schedule a visit, please contact our Admissions office via e-mail, phone (1-800-772-2736) or by visiting our campus visit webpage. Schedule your visit today!

Applying to UNI

Student Employment/Financial Aid

For more information on eligibility, applying for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and deadlines, plus visit the Financial Aid Office's website. It is also through this website that students (both admitted and non-admitted) may apply for scholarships. The process of applying for scholarships at UNI has never been easier. Students may apply for a number of scholarships simply by completing one scholarship application.

Many opportunities exist for students to work on and off-campus to help finance tuition and other expenses. See Financial Aid for more details.

College of Education Scholarships (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Currently enrolled students as well as prospective students can find information about available scholarships, grants, and student employment.

College of Education Dean's Teacher of Color Award

Graduate students can also check with their department for a list of COE Graduate Scholarships for part-time and full-time graduate students. Assistantships and scholarships may also be available through the UNI Graduate College.

All students are encouraged to learn about how they may benefit from taking an Advanced Placement class and/or earning transfer credit from a community college. Students with questions about any one of these areas should contact the Admissions Office.


Transfer Plan It

This is an online system that allows transfer students to see how their credit will transfer from any one of Iowa's community college. This system is also helpful for current students who may want to take a summer course from their local community college.


Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

High school students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement classes are encouraged to take the exam at the end of their class. The scores are then submitted to the UNI Admissions Office. If successful, students can apply the credit toward their college degree.


Distance Education

UNI offers graduate and undergraduate degrees via distance learning, primarily to Iowa students through the office of Continuing Education. Some programs may require on-campus attendance; some are offered entirely at a distance. 

Some endorsements, certificates, and professional development coursework is also available through Distance Learning.