In short, because it provides convenience and efficiency to the application process.
- Students still enrolled in high school no longer have to request that a transcript be sent when they apply for admission, and high schools no longer have to verify to students and parents that the transcript was sent.
- Instead of having to wait the normal three-seven weeks for an admissions decision, students who meet all of Iowa State’s admission requirements receive email confirmation of their admission only two business days after they submit their electronic application, and an official admission letter is mailed within three business days. Applicants who don’t automatically meet all of Iowa State’s admission requirements receive an email within two business days indicating their application is being evaluated on an individual basis and they should allow additional time for processing.
- High schools are required to submit only an official final transcript to Iowa State, so the total number of transcripts they must submit to Iowa State is cut in half.
In addition to added convenience and efficiency, this process is much more environmentally friendly as it eliminates the need for thousands of high school transcripts to be mailed to Iowa State and processed by the Admissions Office.