Admission Requirements

University College online degree programs are designed with the transfer student in mind

The Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) and Bachelor of Liberal (BLS) Studies are both fully online degree completion programs. Admitted students will have the option to enroll in 4 semester hours of on-campus credit each semester.


To be admitted to the BAS program, you must have:

An associate degree from an accredited institution

60 semester hours (s.h.) of transferable college credit including all
career-technical course work*

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or above for Iowa 
community college graduates

A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above for other applicants


To be admitted to the BLS program, you must have:

24 semester hours (s.h.) of transferable college credit, including a maximum
of 16 s.h. career-technical credit*

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or above


BLS/BAS Comparison

*Career-Technical Credit is college level credit that is earned from regionally accredited two-year post-secondary institutions in technical programs that are approved for transfer to the University of Iowa. The Office of Admissions reviews all credit that is transferred on official college transcripts and determines how many hours will transfer toward an Iowa degree. The university awards credit for course work and not for life experience.