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Regents Admission Index

Board of Regents, State of Iowa

Freshman Admission Requirements to the Regent Universities

 

Admission of freshmen who wish to enroll at any of the Iowa Regent universities beginning Fall 2009 and beyond will be based on the Regent Admission Index (RAI) equation described below.  In addition, applicants must meet the minimum high school course requirements for the university they wish to enter.

 

            ( 2 x ACT composite score)

+        ( 1 x percentile high school rank)

+        ( 20 x high school GPA)

+        ( 5 x number of high school core courses) 

Regent Admission Index Score

 

Note:  For purposes of calculating the RAI, SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite equivalents, 99% is the top value for high school rank, 4.00 is the top value for GPA, and the number of high school core courses completed is expressed in terms of years or fractions of years (e.g., one semester equals 0.5 year).  Applicants who do not possess all required factors will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Regent universities to which they apply.

 

Freshman applicants from Iowa high schools who achieve at least a 245 RAI score and who meet the minimum number of high school courses required by the Regent universities will qualify for automatic admission to any of the three Regent universities.  Freshman applicants who achieve less than a 245 RAI score may also be admitted to a specific Regent university; however, each Regent university will review these applications on an individual basis and the admission decision will be specific to each institution.  Freshman applicants from approved high schools in other states may be held to higher academic standards, but must meet at least the same requirements as graduates of Iowa high schools.

 

The Regent universities recognize that the traditional measures of academic performance do not adequately describe some students’ potential for success.  Therefore, the Regent universities strongly encourage all interested students to apply for admission.  Applicants who feel their academic record is not an accurate reflection of their potential for success are encouraged to provide supplemental information explaining their circumstances in addition to the application, academic transcripts, and test scores.

 

The Board of Regents has provided an RAI calculator on their web site so that students can calculate an unofficial RAI as they consider applying to one of the regent universities.  Visit http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/RAI/index.html for help calculating your RAI or for more information on admission requirements to the three state universities.

 

To find out which Central Lyon Courses are included in the RAI Core Course List CLICK HERE.