Ready to begin your journey of becoming a Beaver? We couldn’t be more excited for you! Start your online application today. You can save and come back to it whenever you want, and submit it when you’re ready. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch with you shortly to help you create a path all your own. 

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On Campus - Storm Lake

For students who are looking for an on-campus college experience — either entering as a first-year student or transferring to our Storm Lake campus.

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Common Application

Students looking to join our Storm Lake campus also have the option to apply using the Common Application. This is open to first-year students and transfers.

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Online or Graduate

For students who want to receive their undergraduate degree online, or for students enrolling in one of our graduate programs.


The FAFSA is your key to federal and state scholarships and financial aid. When you file, be sure to use Buena Vista University’s code: 001847. File the FAFSA