Your Checklist for Admission and Enrollment
- Because of limited staff through the month of June, we would like to encourage students to set an appointment before coming to campus. If you do not have an appointment we will do everything we can to accommodate you based on the current availability of counselors. Social distancing must be practiced in the welcome center lobby while waiting at all times.
- Masks must be worn while in the offices of advisors and counselors at all times. If you do not have a mask, you may not be permitted to enter the office.
- To minimize the number of people coming to campus, we ask that students only bring one guest, i.e. parent/guardian, friend, family etc… This will help us assist you better, keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing in the welcome center.
Schedule a Campus Visit
During an Iowa Western campus visit you will tour the campus, see the facilities, talk to advisors and students, and learn more about our programs of study and the enrollment process.
Schedule a Campus Visit
Complete an Application for Admission
Our Application for Admission is available online. There is no application fee to pay. We encourage you to take a few minutes to fill in the requested information, and then submit your application.Apply Online
You need to have a final, official high school transcript or HiSET/GED transcript sent to Iowa Western. In addition, if you have taken any college credit courses at another institution, you need to contact each of those institutions and request your transcripts be sent directly to the Iowa Western Office of Admissions. If you have completed more than 30 semester hours at a regionally accredited college or university, the high school transcript requirement may be waived.Request Transcripts
Send Placement Test Scores
Placement test scores (ACT or SAT) are not required for admission to the college. However, if you have taken the ACT or SAT recently please have your most recent scores sent to the Admissions Office. Your scores may be used by advisors to help determine placement into appropriate Math and English courses.Placement Test
Credit for Prior Learning
Iowa Western Community College recognizes that students come to us with knowledge and skills gained through a variety of previous educational, life and work experiences. Whether the knowledge and skills were gained while attending high school or college or while in the military or at work, Iowa Western Community College assesses the learning experience. Credit for Prior Learning provides students an avenue to receive credit for these past experiences and accelerate the completion of educational goals.Credit for Prior Learning
Complete Program-Specific Admissions Requirements
Some programs at Iowa Western require additional information for acceptance. You will be notified if we require any additional information. To view a list of programs that require additional information, go to iwcc.edu/admissions.Send Additional Information
Apply for Financial Aid
If you haven’t filled out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), you need to do so as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and must be completed in order to determine your eligibility for grants (money you don’t need to pay back) and loans (money you borrow). You will need to know Iowa Western’s school code, which is 004598.Apply for Financial Aid
Apply for Housing
If you plan to live in campus housing, you need to fill out a Housing Application, which is available online at iwcc.edu. You may choose from three great options: Reiver Tower, Reiver Village or Reiver Suites.Apply for Housing
Register for classes
Once you complete the Application for Admission and take the placement test, you will be ready to attend New Student Registration and Orientation (NSRO). At NSRO you will register for your classes, finalize financial aid and payment arrangements, order your textbooks, get your student ID card, and attend orientation. To sign up for NSRO call 712.325.3277.Register For Classes