High school agriculture classes can now count toward the Regent Admission Index (RAI) allowing students more opportunity to qualify for higher education at Iowa State University, The University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. Here’s how:
1. Review the list of RAI codes.
2. Review your high school agriculture science course.
|CASE COURSE||RAI CODE|
|CASE: Ag Science – Animal||RAI Code: 03061 Zoology|
|CASE: Ag Science – Plant||RAI Code: 03058 Botany|
|CASE: Animal & Plant Biotech||RAI Code: 03158 Life Science|
|CASE: Food Science & Safety||RAI Code: 03158 Particular Topics in Chemistry|
|CASE: Ag Power & Tech||RAI Code: 03162 Particular Topics in Physics|
|CASE: Mechanical Systems in Ag||RAI Code: 03162 Particular Topics in Physics|
|CASE: Natural Resources & Ecology||RAI Code: 03003 Environmental Science|
|CASE: Environmental Science Issues||RAI Code: 03009 Particular Topics in Earth Science|
4. Work through your local process to match each agriculture course to an RAI code. This may include school board approval or some other process unique to your school.
Other Relevant Resources: CTE Ag and Science
*The RAI Code recommendations were proposed in 2016 upon review of the courses and RAI codes available by ag teachers comprising the Iowa Ag Ed Advisory Council and approved by the STEM Council Working Group focused on ag for science credit.