Welcome to ISU Spring Semester 2018!
We hope you had a great winter break and we are glad you're back for another exciting semester at Iowa State University! Please review the important information below.
Make sure your in-session address information is up-to-date. To update your address, click on the Address Change link on the Student tab in AccessPlus.
The ISU Emergency Contact system will provide information for person(s) the university needs to contact in case of a personal emergency (e.g., if you are injured, become ill and cannot transport yourself). Note that this information is separate from your contact information and is not automatically updated. To submit your emergency contact information, go to AccessPlus and choose the Emergency Contact link from the left navigation menu on the homepage. This contact information is considered confidential and is only available to campus emergency response staff.
The ISU Alert emergency notification system will quickly alert Iowa State University students, faculty and staff of potentially dangerous situations on the Iowa State University campus. Visit the ISU Alert website for details on how to add or update your ISU Alert information.
As a registered student, your name, major, year-in-school, e-mail address, and local phone number will be published in the ISU Directory for verified users. Non-verified users will only be able to see your name, major, and year-in-school.
To opt out of ISU Directory/Public information, click on the Address Change link on the Student tab in AccessPlus. For more information, refer to Student Records in the university catalog and the confidentiality policy.
THIRD PARTY ACCESS
Third party access is an option in AccessPlus that allows students to grant access to selected personal information to a trusted third party. For example, a student may set up a special account for a parent or family member to view their grades and/or pay their university bill.
Most schedule changes can be processed through web registration on AccessPlus through January 12. All schedule changes after January 12 must be processed with a signed Request for Schedule Change or Restriction Waiver form from your adviser. Then, submit the form to 10 Enrollment Services.
Important academic dates for the Spring 2018 semester are available on the Office of the Registrar Academic Calendars page.
VIEW YOUR DEGREE AUDIT FROM ACCESSPLUS
Degree Audit on AccessPlus allows you to view/print a degree audit and provides options to assist you with your degree planning.
YOUR BILLING STATEMENT
Your most recent billing statement for tuition and fees can be viewed on AccessPlus. You will not receive a statement in the mail. You may pay online or print a copy and mail your payment.
TUITION ADJUSTMENT FOR REDUCTION IN CREDIT
Tuition and fees are based on credit load at 5:00 p.m. on the 10th day of class, Monday, January 22, 2018. This is the last day for adjustments downward in tuition and fee assessment. Schedule changes that reduce your credit load and are completed after January 22, will not be eligible for a tuition reduction. Please note: this deadline does not apply to students who drop all classes (withdraw). Students who withdraw from all credits are subject to the tuition adjustment schedule for withdrawals.
Tuition and fees are subject to change by the University and Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
TUITION AND FEES INFORMATION
Information about specific fee types is available on the Registrar's Other Fees page.
It is important to remember to file the "Free" Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year between October 1 and December 1 in order to be considered for priority financial aid.
DEPARTMENT OF RESIDENCE
Information Technology Services (ITS) can provide the most current information about software updates. You can reach them at the Solution Center 294-4000.
WHERE DO I GO IF MY COURSE HAS AN ONLINE PRESENCE?
If your instructor chooses to have an online presence for your course it may be found in Canvas, Iowa State’s academic Learning Management System (LMS) software. To log into Canvas: open a web browser, navigate to the Iowa State University website, locate the Sign Ons link found on the upper right corner (above the search box), and then select “Canvas.” If you don’t see your course after logging in, contact your instructor to see if they will be using Canvas. To learn more about Canvas, visit the MyCanvas Students website.
Student Wellness is a one-stop department for information and resources related to student wellness. They can help connect you to campus resources that will help you be more successful at ISU. Student Wellness also provides programs and opportunities designed to equip students with life-enhancing skills so students can thrive academically and personally at ISU and beyond.
Student Wellness is located in A37 Friley Hall. Stop by or check out the Student Wellness website.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?
Check out the Iowa State University homepage. Many answers to your questions can be found by using the quick links on the page or the Index located at the top of the page.