Where is the link to apply for The Iowa Edge Program?
On this Iowa Edge program page there are 3 blue buttons on the right side of the screen. Please click on the 3rd button that reads, "How to Apply/Enroll.” There should be a hyperlink to the application that says “2016 Iowa Edge Application.” The application should display after clicking that link.
I’m not sure if my application went through.
If you believe that your application did not submit successfully, please send an email with your name and the date that you suspect that you submitted your application to Kyra Seay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I might miss a day of the Iowa Edge Program date, can I still apply for the program?
Since the Iowa Edge program is limited in the number of students who can actually participate (the program only selects 100 students) we can only accept students who can commit to completing the program in its entirety.
I will be living off campus, can I still participate in the Iowa Edge Program?
While the Iowa Edge program is designed for students who live on-campus, we will accept students into the program who live off-campus. It will be your responsibility to arrive on- campus each day at the assigned time and stay for the duration of the program each day, or a cancellation fee will be assessed. For planning purposes we would like to know where you will be living during the week of Iowa Edge, so that we may provide you with appropriate logistical communication regarding your participation in the program. Please note that the application will request that your address of residence be submitted before submitting the application.
What are the benefits of participating in The Iowa Edge Program?
There are several benefits to participating in the Iowa Edge program, for example student in this program will be able to:
- Meet faculty and campus leaders who will support you during your college experience
- Build community with a group of peers before the semester begins
- Develop leadership skills for success in class, on campus, and in life
On the first day of class, participants will feel like a seasoned pro—their first step to becoming a University of Iowa graduate!
I am participating in the Honors Primetime program, Hawkeye Marching Band, or another program that has conflicting times with the Iowa Edge Program. Can I still participate in Iowa Edge and my other program simultaneously?
Unfortunately, due to significant time overlaps, it is not possible for students to participate in the Iowa Edge program if they are also participating in Honors Primetime, the Hawkeye Marching Band, or any other conflicting program.
What date/time should I arrive on campus if I am selected for the Iowa Edge Program?
Students should expect to move into their resident hall (dorm) sometime during the designated move-in time from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday August 14th.
Will I be charged to move into my dorm room early?
No, the Iowa Edge Program will cover the cost of early move-in.
Will I be able to move directly into my actual dorm room or is there special housing for the Iowa Edge Program?
The room that you move in to will be your actual residence hall room for the entire school year. The University of Iowa’s resident halls determine room assignments for all incoming students in advance, and we request their assignment information prior to the program beginning just so that we can have Iowa Edge Leaders welcome you to the residence halls and answer any questions. Since you move in early, chances are you will not meet many individuals in your residence hall until they move in four days later on the actual housing move-in date.
Will our meal plan be active during the program, or do we have to pay for our meals?
All Iowa Edge participants will have meals provided for them starting with dinner on Sunday until the end of the day Wednesday August 17th at no extra cost.
Is there an itinerary of activities?
Families and students will be provided with itineraries for the program during check-in on Sunday. Until we release the official itineraries, you can expect there to be arrangements for participants to interact with faculty and professors, community building activities at the Challenge Course, tours of many important buildings and resource offices, leadership training, and classroom experiences, and sessions on financial literacy, study skills, and career paths.
How can I select more than one major option or pre-major option on the list?
To select more than one Area of Study please hold the CTRL button when selecting the options you want. It should allow you to highlight a couple of options.
I have already made arrangements for early move in on August 14th. Should I continue to register for this early move-in just in case I am not accepted into the program?
If you have already made arrangements for the 14th, feel free to keep that arrangement. If you are accepted into the Iowa Edge Program your early move in fee will be covered at no cost to you. However, if you not selected, you will still be charged the early arrival fee.