Welcome to ISU
Welcome to Spring Semester 2021
Welcome back! We hope you had a safe and healthy summer, and that you are as ready for the Spring 2021 semester as we are. This year has been unlike any other we have ever experienced, and the same will be true of the Spring 2021 semester, too. We encourage you to do your part every day to show that Cyclones Care by practicing the four behaviors required to promote the health and well-being of our campus and community. As you transition back to Iowa State, please review the important information provided below. Have a GREAT Spring 2021 semester, and GO CYCLONES!
Make sure your current in-session address information is on 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 “Emergency Contact” 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 web page for details on how to add or update your ISU Alert information.
ONLINE DIRECTORY INFORMATION
As a registered student, your information will be published in the ISU Online Directory unless you request that your information be suppressed. The ISU Online Directory differentiates between verified and guest users. Information available for display to verified users include: name, major, classification, ISU email address, and phone number. Information available for display to guest users include: name, major, and classification.
To opt out of ISU Directory/Public information, click on the “How To Suppress My Info” button on the ISU Directory Information web page. See the “Student Records” in the University catalog for details about student records, 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 may be processed through web registration on AccessPlus through January 29th. All schedule changes after January 29th must be processed with an approved Schedule Change Form submitted electronically by your advisor to the Office of the Registrar.
Important academic dates for the Spring 2021 semester are available on the Office of the Registrar web page.
VIEW YOUR DEGREE AUDIT FROM ACCESSPLUS
Degree Audit on AccessPlus allows you to view/print a degree audit or run a What-If degree audit providing options to assist you with your degree planning. What-If degree audits allow you to learn the impact on your academic plan if you were to change your major or minor.
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, February 5th. This is the last day for adjustments downward in tuition and fee assessment. Schedule changes that reduce your credit load and are completed after February 5th 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 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 course has an online presence it may be found in Canvas, Iowa State’s Learning Management System (LMS). 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 learn more about Canvas, visit the MyCanvas Student online course.
Student Wellness provides leadership in Health Promotion and Prevention on campus. Utilizing a public health approach and holistic wellness model, Student Wellness works to create a university culture and environment that promotes wellbeing by focusing on topics such as power-based violence prevention, substance use, mental health, nutrition, body image, and more. Student Wellness provides services, programs, and other opportunities to help students enhance their overall wellbeing to thrive academically and personally at ISU.
ALCOHOL & DRUG-FREE CAMPUS
Iowa State University is committed to providing a healthy and safe learning, work and residential living environment for all its community members. The University recognizes that the unlawful or improper use of alcohol and other drugs interferes with the University's mission by negatively affecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. ISU takes this issue seriously and has policies and services devoted to reducing and preventing drug and alcohol abuse and use on campus and in the workplace.
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.
CONSUMER INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
Iowa State University is required by law to make available to enrolled students, prospective students, and their parents certain information about its operations. Such information pertains to: (1) general institutional operation, (2) financial assistance, (3) general completion and graduation rates, (4) annual security report, (5) completion and graduation rates for student athletes, and (6) athletic program participation rates and financial support.
ISU disclosures are available on the web at https://web.iastate.edu/about/consumer