Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence

This is the first version of the 2023–24 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence 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 Programs

The Iowa Edge

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The Iowa Edge Program strives to cultivate a community of leaders and future professionals among students of color, LQBTQ students, 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.

Advantage Iowa

Advantage Iowa is a merit-based scholarship for incoming eligible first-year students. It is renewable for up to four years. The center provides support to Advantage Iowa scholars through academic coaching, connection to faculty and academic support, experiential learning, and through a first-year experience course taught by academic coaches.