College Expectations for International Students

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College Expectations and College Expectations for Transfer Students Online Courses

All new and transfer international students are required to complete a College Expectations course.

Course Components

The College Expectations courses include three online components:

  • eCHECKUP TO GO, which will provide you with accurate and detailed information about your personal alcohol-related risk patterns, individual level of alcohol tolerance, unique family risk factors, harm-reduction strategies, and helpful resources on campus and in the community.
  • Every Choice is designed to help you protect yourself and others from sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and dating/domestic violence. You will learn what constitutes sexual or domestic violence, how to intervene when you see it, and what to do if it happens to you or someone you know.
  • Mapworks is a comprehensive transition program that will help you plan for early success at Iowa. You will be asked to take a survey during the third week of the semester. Based on your responses, you will receive an individualized report suggesting campus resources that may help you excel both inside and outside of the classroom.

To Begin the Course

To begin this course, login to ICON ( with your HawkID and password. Once you have logged in, click on the College Expectations course for further directions and more information. If you do not see the course listed, you may need to select the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 session from the drop-down menu in the upper-right-hand corner of the ICON dashboard. Also make sure to click on Student in the yellow navigation bar at the top of the screen.

Contact Information

Questions about College Expectations can be directed to or