Prospective Students

We extend our deepest sympathy to students and educators who are struggling in the aftermath of the natural disasters that have struck Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the southern United States, and northern California in the Fall of 2017.  We understand that these circumstances may present challenges to meeting application requirements and deadlines.  We will make every effort to help students apply to our Programs, despite difficult circumstances.
If you need assistance or accommodations throughout the application and admissions process, please reach out to us by emailing or calling us at 319-335-9968.
We are committed to doing what we can to be of assistance throughout your application process as you and your family focus on recovering.

Ependymal motile cilia in the cerebral ventricles, taken on a scanning electron microscope. Image by Neuroscience student Calvin Carter.1. Submit the application.

2. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents.
• CV, Personal statement, and Statement of research experience
Transcripts: A set of your unofficial academic transcripts must be uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If admitted, official transcripts are required
Letters of recommendation: You will need to provide contact information for 3 faculty members familiar with you to be contacted for a recommendation letter
GRE: Self-report your scores and then send official scores from ETS (University's Institutional code is 6681)
International Students: Must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the University's English Language Proficiency Requirments. The University's institution code is: 6681. Automatic waivers of this requirement are granted for persons who have completed a bachelor's degree (or higher) at an accredited university in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada (excluding French Quebec), Africa (English Speaking), Australia, or New Zealand.

3. Application fee & deadline
•  Application deadline: is December 1st for best consideration with final deadline of January 1st
•  Application fee: The program will reimburse the application fee for all candidates selected and who complete an admissions interview. (Fee waivers, including financial hardship, are available.)