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    • Create an FSA ID and password at Dependent students: Both you and your parent, whose information will be listed on the FAFSA, will need to create an FSA ID and password.
    • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at If you are attending Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019, use 2016 tax information to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA available October 1, 2017. Be sure to include Iowa Central’s school code: 004597.
    • If you have not taken a visit to campus, plan one soon!
    • Secure your campus housing
    • Our housing is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fills up quickly. Complete the Housing Contract and pay your $125 in-state and $300 out-of-state housing fee.
    • Apply for scholarships
    • Talk to your guidance counselor about external scholarship opportunities.
    • Apply for Iowa Central scholarships at
    • Deadline for Iowa Central Foundation scholarships: May 31, 2018
    • Send in your placement test scores (if applicable)
    • Many of Iowa Central’s academic majors require the ACT, SAT, COMPASS, ALEKS, ACCUPLACER, or Iowa Assessment scores. Check with your academic advisor to see if you need placement scores
    • If you have not taken a placement test yet, Iowa Central offers the ACCUPLACER and ALEKS for free the first time
    • Enroll in fall classes
    • Contact your admissions representative or call Admissions at 1-800-362-2793 to have your fall schedule set up. Classes fill up quickly, so enrolling early ensures getting the best class availability.
    • Sign-up for a freshman Orientation Day