What Type of Student are you?
New Students and Transfer Students
Students who have completed high school or equivalence looking to enroll at Iowa Western for the first time.
Students who have previously attended Iowa Western and looking to re-enroll.
Students looking to complete a degree or certificate at Iowa Western who are required to obtain an F-1 or M-1 student visa to study in the United States.
Students who are regularly enrolled at another college or university and plan to transfer IWCC courses back to that institution.
High School Students
Dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment. High school students looking to earn college credit while in high school.
Students who have a G.I. bill or have to take time off to fulfill National Guard or other military service requirements.
Search for Classes
Before you apply to the college and register for classes, you will want to do some research. Start by using the Iowa Western course search to find the class(es) you want to enroll in. Once you find the course you need, be sure to get the course number and course title – you will need this when you Apply and Register. Here’s an example of an Iowa Western course number and title: ENG-105 English Comp I. Since you are planning to transfer the credits you earn back to your home institution, you will want to check with your school to verify that the course will transfer.
Some Iowa Western courses have prerequisites. Using the course search feature you can verify whether or not a course has a prerequisite and what the specific prerequisite is. If the course you wish to enroll in has a prerequisite, be sure to gather the documentation you need to prove that you have completed it. After your application has been processed, we will contact you and ask you to provide that information.
Complete an Application for Admission
There is no application fee to pay and is available online.
Make Payment Arrangements
After you are registered for classes, we will send you a registration statement showing your classes and your balance. You can also find your balance on the student portal, Reiver Online Campus (ROC). Visiting students are not eligible to receive financial aid. We understand that paying for classes can be a challenge. With low tuition rates and an interest free online payment plan available, we hope to make this easier for you. Of course, you can always pay in full with a debit or credit card by calling the cashier at 712-325-3225 or sending a check.
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.
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.
Credit Prior Learning
Credit gained while attending high school or college or while in the military (e.g. CLEP, AP, DSST, etc.)
International Student Checklist
International Students wanting to attend Iowa Western Community College send required documentation, receive a (Certificate of Eligibility) Form I-20 and obtain a Student Visa.
Complete Program-Specific Admissions Requirements
Certain healthcare programs will require additional admission requirements in order to be considered for acceptance.
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 FAFSA
Register for Classes
Once you complete the Application for Admission, you will receive email communication to your personal account from the Admissions Office regarding your first semester registration…check your email!
Apply for VA Education Benefits
Access and manage your VA benefits
Certificate of Eligibility
Turn in your Certificate of Eligibility to the Veteran Service Coordinator.