Navigate our Online Program Admissions Process and Start Your Degree!

As you begin your educational journey, the admissions process can seem overwhelming. In order to help you pursue a degree program from Iowa Wesleyan University, we have designed five steps to make it easy to navigate through the IW Online admissions and enrollment process and begin your online degree program as soon as possible!

Step One – Submit your Admissions Application

Apply to the online program that best meets your future career goals! As a fully-accredited, not-for-profit Christian university, Iowa Wesleyan University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs including online degrees in business, nursing, human services, and criminal justice!

Not sure which program is right for your goals? Speak to a Certified Faculty Coach who can help!

  • Undergraduate Certified Faculty Coaches: 888-254-4573 or 319-359-2190
  • Graduate Enrollment Services: 800-582-2383 x 6208 or 319-385-6208

Please see the Academic Programs page for more information about IW Online’s degree program options.

Admissions Applications may be submitted:

Step 2 Submit Your Admissions Documents

Once you have applied to IW Online, you will need to send your official transcripts and other required documents for the IW Online Admissions process.

We will help you gather those. You are not alone!

Get the Credit You Deserve

  1. See what you already have. Unofficial transcripts may be used for completing an unofficial degree plan to show how many of your existing credits will transfer. Official transcripts are required for the acceptance process.
  2. Send IW your official transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent to IW Online directly from the degree granting institution.
  3. Submit your Joint Services Transcript. If you have a military service background, you have earned college level credit that may be applicable to your degree program at IW Online.

High School Completion

Have you attended college before?

If Yes, you need to submit proof of high school completion with a copy of your high school diploma or transcript.

If No, an official copy of your high school transcript is required.

RN to BSN Students

This program is designed for those who have completed an RN or ADN degree. Additional mandatory documents will be required to be on file before beginning the program.

Please keep in mind that transcript requirements differ depending on the degree type and level. Please not that IW Online admissions may require additional documents.

Step 3 – Start the Financial Aid Process

Get started setting up your financial aid by following the steps outlined below and submitting the forms that apply to you. Eligible students may use federal and state grants and aid. Make sure you have your FAFSA completed prior to course registration. Even if you intend to pay out of pocket through one of IW Online’s payment plans, have Military benefits, or have corporate tuition assistance, you may be eligible for additional benefits through financial aid.

Submit Your FAFSA

You may complete your FAFSA with Iowa Wesleyan’s school code (001871). You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid. Types of aid may include:


  • Iowa Tuition Grant: Iowa residents, be sure to apply for the Iowa Tuition Grant.
  • Pell Grant: these grants are need-based

Loans– Online students may be eligible for Stafford Loans in the form of Subsidized or Unsubsidized

Apply for Loans


You can also explore additional funding options:

Step 4 – Meet with your Student Life Coach

IW Online is one of the few schools in the nation that offers Certified Student Life Coaches™ for you. Your coach will be with you every step of the way, providing a personalized journey through your education. You are not alone! Your life coach will help you understand your strengths, adjust time management, and even help with where and how to order text books.

Once accepted, you will receive an introduction email and phone call from your Student Life Coach™. Any questions you have, your Student Life Coach™ is your one stop person.

IW Online Enrollment Services


888-254-4573 or 319-359-2190


800-582-2383 x 6208 or 319-385-6208


Mailing Address

IW Online Admissions
601 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641