Application Process

Applying to an ISU Engineering graduate program is an easy one or two step process, your choice! 

*Applications for Spring 2022 Admission are still being considered but please apply now.

– Fall 2022 admission applications are now being accepted. For priority consideration on admittance and funding, please apply by January 15, 2022!

Option for one-step: If you have all your supporting documentation (listed in step 2 below) and are ready to pay the non-refundable application fee, you can directly apply for full admission through the ISU Admission website

Or, get free feedback on your candidacy before the full application …

Step 1: We offer you a chance to do a FREE pre-application!  Proceed to the ISU Admission website , create an account, and fill out the “pre-application”.  You will be asked to provide your profile, grades, area of interest, undergraduate major and institution, 500-word statement of purpose, and a few other basic items. Your department of interest will then review your file within 2-3 weeks and, if preliminarily qualified, recommend you move forward to step two.

Step 2: Complete the full application, which requires letters of recommendation, transcripts, English proficiency scores (for international applicants), application fee*, and statement of purpose so that the department can make a detailed review of your credentials.

Act now!  Departments are reviewing applications continuously.

*The nonrefundable application fee for domestic students (US citizens, US permanent residents, refugees, asylees, DACA or undocumented) is $60. The nonrefundable application fee for international applicants is $100.

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