Undergraduate Application Process

When should you apply?

Early Action: December 1 (non-binding)
Regular Admission: February 15


Required Credentials:

Application – We accept the following two forms:
High School Transcripts – You must submit transcripts from all schools attended during your high school career, including colleges, if applicable. Official High School transcripts will later be required after official graduation. 
Standardized Test Scores – Official test scores must be submitted through College Board or ACT by February 15, unless you have communicated with your admission counselor that you plan to retake it.
  • SAT or
  • ACT


Recommended Credentials:

Personal Essay – We recommend including a personal essay to give us a better understanding of who you are and what kind of student you are. Use this opportunity to explain what your transcripts don’t!
Letters of Recommendation – It is advised to submit one to two letters of recommendation written by either a teacher or guidance counselor. These letters will help your admission counselor better understand your personal and academic success. 


What makes me a good candidate for admission?

To be a realistic candidate for admission, an applicant should have taken a strong college preparatory curriculum that includes at least 16 units. Generally this will include the following, but may vary by individual:
  • English 4 Units
  • Foreign Language 2 units (in the same language)
  • Mathematics 4 Units
  • Natural Science 3 Units (including two laboratory sciences)
  • Social Studies 3 units
Iona College prefers to see students who have maintained at least a solid B/B+ (85-89) average in high school and earned an SAT or ACT generally in a range above 1000. The type and level of courses taken, is reviewed, and is part of a holistic review, and a complement to the GPA and test scores themselves. Iona does not require the writing section of the SAT or SAT II subject tests.