How to transfer and become an ISU student:
- Apply to ISU
- Receive an acceptance letter from ISU
- Pay your admittance fee to the university
- Meet with your MSE academic adviser
Schedule a campus visit with the Admissions Office. When you come for your visit, you will go on a campus tour, attend information sessions, and talk with an academic adviser.
Transferring from a Community College?
Use the transfer plans for the College of Engineering to find courses that transfer from various Community Colleges in Iowa and Illinois to the Mat E undergraduate program at ISU.
It is also required that you fulfill the First-Year Composition requirements (English 104 and 105). A transfer credit evaluation by the office of admissions will determine whether or not any composition courses taken at your community college will transfer as ENGL 104 and/or ENGL 105.
After applying to ISU, the Admissions Office will review your transcript from the other institution. Admissions will send you a Transfer Credit Evaluation form indicating which courses were accepted to transfer to ISU with your official admissions letter.
- Only courses with a grade of “C” or better will be considered.
- Not all courses that transfer to ISU can be used toward the Mat E undergraduate program.
Courses not on a List of Approved Transfer Courses
If you do not see some of your courses on the list of accepted transfer courses, contact Admissions directly at 1-800-262-3810 for a Transfer Credit Evaluation of the course(s) in question.
If Admissions evaluates the course as a 100-, 200-, or 300-level course, that means that it is not a specific ISU equivalent course. Rather, it is a freshman (100), sophomore (200), or junior (300) level course.
Once you are on campus, you can have a faculty member from the appropriate department (i.e. the sociology department if it’s a sociology class you want evaluated) conduct a specific review of the transfer course.
If you want to determine whether a particular course would prepare you for the next course in a prerequisite sequence, it is recommended that you take the course and have it reviewed when you arrive on campus.