Office of Access and Support

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The Office of Access and Support offers the Iowa First Nations summer program for high school students and the Iowa Edge program for students entering the University of Iowa.

Precollege Program of Study

Iowa First Nations

The Iowa First Nations program enables high school students to explore the educational opportunities offered on the University of Iowa campus and by the higher education field. Iowa First Nations students live on campus for a week (Monday through Friday), spending five nights in one of the university's residence halls. They go on structured field trips to campus departments, participate in hands-on classroom experiences, and take part in activities on campus and in the community.

Undergraduate Program

The Iowa Edge

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The Iowa Edge Program strives to cultivate a community of leaders and future professionals among all students including transfer and first-generation college students. The program achieves this by connecting participants with faculty and staff, campus resources, and transformative career and leadership development activities. Participants are connected with a peer leader who is trained to help students with their transition to the University of Iowa.