Registration & Certification

University Registration & Records

Whatever the classification of your appointment, you have a special status of postdoctoral scholar within the Graduate College, which has the institutional responsibility for administering postdoctoral education. A transcript will be created by the Office of the Registrar to record your postdoctoral appointment status. Following your postdoctoral appointment, some employers, including the federal government, may require or request such documentation as a condition of employment.

This transcript record also includes any courses that you take while at The University of Iowa. You may enroll in the following courses without assessment of tuition or fees:

  • GRAD:7604 (650:604) Principles of Scholarly Integrity
  • GRAD:7605 (650:605) Writing for Learned Journals

If you wish to enroll in other courses, you must be admitted to the university as a nondegree graduate special student (G9 status). Enrollment under the G9 classification will require that you pay for tuition and fees as charged.

If you wish to enroll in one of the 2 courses noted above or you wish to acquire G9 status, please contact Heidi Arbisi-Kelm ( in the Graduate College (Academic Affairs, GILH, Room 205).