Regent Admission Index
Students who wish to enter Iowa State University directly from high school beginning Fall 2009 or later will be admitted based upon the following four factors: ACT composite score, high school grade point average, high school percentile rank, and number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas.
A Regent Admission Index (RAI) score will be calculated for each applicant, based on the following equation: RAI = (2 x ACT composite score) + (1 x high school rank) + (20 x high school grade point average) + (5 x number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas) Note: For purposes of calculating the RAI, SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite equivalents; high school rank is expressed as a percentile with 99% as the top value; high school GPA is expressed on a 4-point scale; and number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas is expressed in terms of years or fractions of years of study.
Applicants who achieve at least a 245 RAI score and who meet the minimum high school course requirements will automatically be offered admission. Applicants who achieve less than a 245 RAI score and who meet the minimum high school course requirements may also be offered admission, but their applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.
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