At SLIS, you will be in The Graduate College at The University of Iowa. The minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate College are:
- A bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
- A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions. If your undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0, we encourage you to speak with us and talk about your options.
- The GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to SLIS.
International Student Admission
- A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
- A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
- English Proficiency Requirements
- International students must also submit a Financial Statement upon acceptance to the university.
Application Deadlines and Decisions
- Fall semester—February 1
All application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due by February 1.
**Teacher Librarian Program - due to the nature of school district budgeting the deadline for teacher librarian applications is set at June 15 for full consideration. Applications received after that date will still receive consideration.
- Spring semester—not offered
- Summer session—not offered
Admissions decisions are announced approximately one month to six weeks after the admission deadline.
Late applications are considered only if places are still available. If it is after the February 1 deadline, please contact us to find out if there is space left in our program. Please note: Generally, financial aid often is not available for late applicants.
An Admissions Committee of three faculty members and the program coordinator consider all completed applications and select those applicants who are to be admitted to the School. Enrollment is limited and decisions are made on a competitive basis; not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements are accepted.