How to Get a Card

Cardholders are required to complete the Iowa State University P-Card program application and attend an orientation session to obtain a P-Card.

Applicants should submit the P-Card application through the Create Request task in Workday (NEW Card Applications in Workday).

  • Navigate to the task by searching Create Request from the Workday Landing Page.
  • Search ‘card’ in the Request Type box, press enter, and select Card Application – NEW Purchasing Card (P-Card).

The P-Card is available to all Iowa State University faculty, staff and graduate assistants with the approval of cardholder’s manager and the department’s cost center manager.

Each new P-Card ordered will be sent directly to the applicant.  P-Card transactions will be declined until Purchasing Card Orientation is completed. Enrollment in Purchasing Card Orientation sessions is available through Workday Learning.

The cardholder’s personal credit history is not affected by the P-Card.

For campus organization users, please see Campus Organizations' Student Purchasing Card Program page.