College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture


The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) seeks to enroll students who demonstrate the potential for academic success, which is assessed by examination of high school and/or previous college coursework and the results of standardized tests. Admission to the IAA is granted without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or disability. For your convenience, we offer rolling admissions throughout the year. Apply today!

Admission Requirements:

High School Records:

To be admitted into the IAA, students must be high school graduates or have the equivalent documentation. The IAA must receive an official high school transcript with verification of graduation. Admission prior to graduation from high school will be conditional until the student completes the high school curriculum and has a final official transcript sent to the IAA Office.

Standardized Tests:

Applicants must submit results from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT), or take the IAA entrance exams. Submission of these test scores may be waived if the applicant documents successful completion of selected college courses prior to enrollment at the IAA.

Entrance Exams:

Students who do not meet the minimum score of 500 on both the Math and Critical Reading portions of the SAT, or a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT will be required to take the IAA math and English entrance exams. Entrance exams are untimed, free of charge, and are proctored in Jull Hall.

  • Math covers basic arithmetic and word problems. Students are encouraged to review our study guide prior to taking the exam.
  • English covers identifying sentence errors, sentence completion, and improving sentences. Refer to online SAT study websites to prepare.

Previous College Records:

Students with prior college experience are to submit transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. College transcripts will be reviewed for admission purposes and transfer course credit. College transcripts take precedence over high school transcripts in determining admission. Visit our Transfer Information page to learn more.

Additional Criteria:

Standardized test scores and grade-point averages on selected courses will be used to help determine the applicant's potential for academic success, but they are not the sole factors in deciding the applicant's admissibility. Personal interviews and letters of recommendation may also be considered.

When to Apply:

Students may apply any time after they have completed their junior year of high school. The Institute of Applied Agriculture offers admissions on a rolling basis throughout the year. For each semester, applications will be processed based on available space, so applicants should send materials early.

Updated 11/2015

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