The University of Iowa Graduate College is committed to providing our graduate students with a supportive and inclusive environment. If you are considering graduate school, and want to learn about Iowa resources, access to support, community building, or decision-making, we are here to help you. Please use this page to learn about programs, and courses, or make a 1:1 appointment online with an advisor to discuss your questions. Prospective students from historically underserved backgrounds are encouraged to utilize these resources.

Graduate School 101 Consultations

Meet with a Graduate College advisor on Zoom to learn more about applying to a graduate program, how funding works in graduate school, or how to find resources for writing your materials. This meeting type does not include materials review, but we will help you strategize the best reviewers for your materials. Schedule an appointment by contacting

Graduate Admissions 101

The CCP:2001 Graduate Admissions 101 course (1 s.h.) covers preparation for graduate school application and admissions process; graduate entrance examinations, how to select a graduate program, graduate school applications and personal statements, securing a graduate assistantship, and graduate school interviews. The learning objectives will be accomplished through readings, discussions, feedback, and written assignments. Learn more and enroll in the course.

External Resources

Check out some external links for resources on graduate school preparation


Grad Campus Visits

Bring a group of students to Iowa to learn about Graduate School! We work with program directors and faculty from regional colleges and programs (e.g., TRiO, McNair Scholars, etc.) to create a tour to fit your student's needs.

  • Overview of tips for preparing your grad school application
  • Learn more about graduate student life during the graduate student panel
  • Join grad ambassadors for a guided tour of campus
  • Participate in an improv workshop, “Communicating Your Research Interest for Grad School”

Request a Group Visit

Fill out the form with some information about your group and we will reach out to schedule your campus visit.

Ask Us Questions

Reach out with questions about applying for graduate school