Academic Resources

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center is located in the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center and offers individualized and group-facilitated experiences through course-specific and general academic assistance such as academic coaching, Supplemental Instruction, and tutoring services as well as Psych 131, an academic skills course. All of the programs and services are designed to help you learn how to learn and become an independent, self-directed, and self-regulated learner. It's up to you to choose and use those supports that can help you strengthen your learning!


Office of Equal Opportunity

Title IX provides for equal educational opportunities for pregnant and parenting students. It prohibits educational institutions from discriminating against pregnant students based upon their marital status and cannot discriminate against a student because of childbirth, false pregnancy, or recovery from related conditions.

A pregnant student should be granted a leave of absence for as long as it is deemed medically necessary for her to be absent, at the conclusion of her leave, she must be allowed to resume the status she held when the leave began.

For further guidance, see "Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students" brochure. Although this pamphlet focuses on secondary schools, the legal principles apply to all recipients of federal financial assistance, including postsecondary institutions.

If you have any questions regarding your rights as a pregnant or parenting student, please contact the Title IX Officer.


Nontraditional Students - Office of Admissions

Nearly 7 percent of the undergraduate students at Iowa State are of age 25 or older-- many of whom are students who have been away from a school environment for several years, and are thinking about:

  • Starting work on a bachelor's degree,
  • Transferring to Iowa State University from another school,
  • Finishing a college degree started some years ago or,
  • Just taking a few classes.

Iowa State University may be the perfect place for you to continue your adventure if you are among the growing population of adult students that fall into the group above.


The Pregnant Scholar

An online toolkit for university students, faculty and administrators on pregnancy and parenting.