Does the gender I put on the application for admission to Iowa State University impact if I am admitted or not?

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, and the gender you designate on your admission application is not factored into the admission decision.

All interested prospective students who meet Iowa State University’s admission requirements [] are encouraged to apply for admission.

What if I have already submitted my application but I want to change or update my gender or name on the application?

If you’ve already submitted your admission application and you wish to request that your gender marker or name be updated or changed, contact the Office of Admissions at or 800 262-3810.  

What if I'm not sure how to fill out the gender question on the application for admission? Or what if I have a question about the application that is not listed on Trans@ISU?

If you have questions or concerns about gender identity as it relates to the admission process, contact Katharine Johnson Suski, Director of Admissions, at or 800 262-3810.  Katharine is happy to answer questions and assist prospective students navigating this process.