Regent Admissions Index

RAI Calculator

University of Northern Iowa Admissions

Iowa State Admissions

University of Iowa Admissions

Freshman applicants who wish to enter the Regent Universities (UNI, Iowa, & Iowa State) will be held to the Regent Admission Index (RAI) requirement. The RAI score is based upon four factors: ACT composite score, high school class rank, cumulative high school grade point average, and the number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.

RAI Calculation:

(2 x ACT composite score)
+ (1 x high school percentile rank)
+ (20 x high school GPA)
+ (5 x total number of core courses completed in high school)

= Your RAI Score

Applicants who complete the minimum high school course requirements and who achieve an RAI score of at least 245 will automatically qualify for admission to any of the Iowa Regent Universities. Applicants who complete the minimum high school course requirements and who achieve less than a 245 RAI score may still be admitted to a specific Regent University; however, these applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis and the admission decision will be specific to each institution. Please visit Mrs. Ames’ website for further information on the RAI and the minimum course requirements for admission to the Regent Universities. The new index places greater emphasis on your high school course selections. The more core courses you take, the higher your RAI score. Plan your high school courses carefully.