Online Application Account

Required fields denoted by *

Complete the following fields to create your account for the online application. Keep this account information in case you need to save your application and return to finish it at a later date.

Student Information

Note to parents/guardians: If you have multiple children applying (or who have applied) for admission, each student will be required to create their own accounts with a unique student email address.

This account uniquely identifies you with the Office of Admissions. This account cannot be used for multiple individuals. Therefore, we require a unique email address per account.

Do not use nicknames. International applicants should state their name as it appears in their passport.

(This account can only be used for you. You may change your birth date this one time, so please ensure you're setting it accurately to your birth date.)
(Enter your current email address carefully, it cannot be changed after account creation or re-used for another account. This is our primary method of correspondence.)

Permanent Address

Contact Permission

Iowa State University wishes to send you the latest information about our university by email, postal mail, SMS, phone, and other electronic means. Your personal information will always be treated with the utmost care, and we will never share your information with entities who are not associated with Iowa State.

Please let us know if you would like us to contact you by selecting one of the options below:


By choosing not to receive information from Iowa State University, please know you will miss out on important items that may help with your college decision, including important information about:

  • scholarships and financial aid
  • applying for admission
  • majors and academics
  • housing and dining
  • campus employment
  • university clubs and organizations
  • the Ames community


Iowa State University respects your rights to privacy. Please read our Electronic Privacy policy.

Parent/Guardian Information (Optional)

This email address may be used on multiple accounts and will be used for family correspondence.

Account Information

Passwords must contain at least 8 characters, no part of your Net-ID or name, must not match any of your last 10 passwords, and must contain characters from three of the following categories:

  • Uppercase letters (A-Z)
  • Lowercase letters (a-z)
  • Numbers (0-9)
  • Special characters (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/)

DO NOT lose your account information. This account will be used throughout your admission process at Iowa State University.