Entrance to Iowa Regents Institutions
University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Iowa
Regent Admission Index (RAI) will be calculated for freshman applicants to the Regent universities. Admission will be based on the RAI which combines four factors: 1) ACT composite score, 2) high school rank, 3) high school grade point average, and 4) number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas. Go to the Regents Website to calculate your own RAI or use the following formula:
Regent Admission Index Formula
(2 x ACT composite score) + (1 x high school rank) + (20 x high school grade-point average) + (5 x number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas) = Score
Students who have an RAI of 245 or greater and have successfully completed the required core subject area courses will be eligible for automatic admission to any of the three Regent universities. The freshman applicants from Iowa schools who have an RAI below 245 will have these applications reviewed on an individual basis and the admission decision will be specific to each institution. A “web calculator,” which can be used as an informal way for a student to calculate his/her Regent Admission Index, is available here.
Enter the number of full-year courses that you’ve taken or plan to take in English, mathematics, natural science, social science, and foreign language. (A one-semester course counts as 0.5). While additional courses in areas such as the fine arts and technology will help round out your high school experience and prepare you for future careers, they are not part of the core courses used to calculate your admission index.
SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite equivalent.
High school rank is expressed as a percentile with 99% as the top value.
High school GPA is expressed on a 4-point scale