Apply & Enroll

Admission and Enrollment

Whether you are interested in a specific online program or just a single online course, all students taking online courses at Iowa State University must first be officially admitted to the University.

Tuition and Fees

All students taking courses online through Engineering-LAS Online Learning are assessed tuition, a delivery fee, and a technology fee.

Delivery Fee Refund Schedule

Tuition and fees are charged to all students taking online courses. If you must drop a course or withdraw, the amount you are still responsible for will depend on a few key factors.


Engineering-LAS Online Learning offers two scholarships to online students every Fall and Spring term.

Late Add & Drop Policy

Students taking online Graduate or Undergraduate courses offered through the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Engineering must petition to their respective college for this period/late adds and drops.

Services & Resources

Online Learning Orientation

For new, returning, and current ISU students taking online courses. This site will help guide you through your online learning experience.

Academic Resources

Iowa State University provides many resources to its online students to encourage academic success.

Military Resources

Iowa State University and Engineering-LAS Online Learning is honored to support students in the military and military families with our online courses and programs.

Online Testing Center for Students

Online courses may require a proctor to assist you with taking and submitting exams. This helps to maintain the academic integrity of our online courses and programs.   Our Online Testing Center coordinates the approval of appropriate proctors and delivery and submission of exams.

Technical Support

Technical support is available for online courses offered by ELO. You can prepare for your online course and ensure you are ready by completing our Self Checklist.

Academic Calendar and Events

Keep track of important academic dates and deadlines, which impact your online class. Stay connected and check out ISU-sponsored events in Ames and around the area.