Iona University FAQs

Iona College is now officially Iona University! As we launch into this new and exciting chapter in Iona’s history, please find answers to frequently asked questions below.

Iona has three schools, the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Science, the LaPenta School of Business and the School of Arts & Science, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as an Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Becoming a University not only carries a sense of prestige, but more importantly, it better reflects our growth as an institution and the academic excellence that distinguishes an Iona education. Earlier this year, the New York Board of Regents redefined its criteria for a university, prompting Iona’s petition for the change and subsequent approval by the Board of Regents.

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No, the website URL will remain the same.

No, our new University status will not affect tuition or financial aid.

No, students do not need to take any action at this time. Please feel free to contact Student Financial Services at sfs@iona.edu with any student specific questions.

No, you do not need a new diploma with Iona University on it.

Iona University will begin to appear on all academic documents, including diplomas and transcripts, around the last week of August 2022.

Yes! Please note new diplomas with “Iona University” will not be available until the last week of August. You can request a new diploma from our website under “Diploma Reorders.”

Current students should update their resume and LinkedIn profiles to reflect the status change to University. It is important that your academic credentials and training certificates match the name of the institution where you earned them.

For alumni who graduated before the name change, they can maintain College or use University on their resume and LinkedIn profiles going forward. In a situation where there is a stringent background check as a part of the screening process, alumni should indicate College on the employment application to match and correspond with official documentation related to their degree, such as a transcript.

Prepare a quick statement to explain that Iona updated its status from College to University in 2022 and is now Iona University. For example, “We have grown to include three schools and added more degree programs. Watching my alma mater grow and become more prominent has been exciting!”

No, the requirements to graduate will remain the same and are outlined in the University catalog. For more information, visit catalog.iona.edu.

No, the process of registering for classes will remain the same as it’s always been.

No, all email addresses and phone numbers will remain the same.

Yes! All of the necessary templates and instructions are available for download on our website.

No, the old ID cards and parking passes will still be honored.

Iona’s Office of Business Services is ordering new business cards, letterhead, envelopes and name tags. Reach out to your manager and/or Casey Dellicarpini at cdellicarpini@iona.edu to place an order. Please do not use your old ones after Tuesday, July 12.

There is no action needed at this time. Paychecks beginning on July 15 will say Iona University and the Office for Human Resources has updated all benefit providers as well as N.Y. unemployment with our new name.