University of Iowa
Entering Transfer Students
  • Transfer students will continue to qualify for the honors program based on a 3.5 GPA in college coursework through the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Transfer students will apply for the honors program for Spring 2020 and later entry. Students must be admitted to the University of Iowa prior to submitting an application for the honors program, but they do not need to commit to attending the university prior to applying for honors.
    • The deadline for Spring 2020 applications is December 1, 2019.
    • Students will be able to apply for the honors program through their Admissions Profile in MyUI within a week after being admitted to the university. If you do not see the application in your Admissions Profile within that timeframe, contact to have the application added to your profile.

Transfer students entering through Fall 2019 can accept their invitation in MyUI, and we recommend scheduling an advising appointment with the Honors Advising Director, Holly Blosser Yoder, by emailing

Staying in the Program

You must meet honors membership and curricular requirements in order to remain a member of the University Honors Program.

If your UI cumulative grade point average falls below 3.33, you have one semester to rectify the situation. In other words, if your UI cumulative GPA is lower than 3.33 for two consecutive spring and fall semesters, you will be removed from the program. You can rejoin if your UI GPA reaches 3.5 or higher.

Your membership does not guarantee you will graduate with University Honors.