"I had a feeling I was going to pass the second one, it was just a matter of my grade," the point guard from Compton, Ca. said. "I got a B. Now, I'm just packing. That's not fun."
Cartwright said that he would be in Iowa City Wednesday night. He will be rooming with senior captain Jarryd Cole in an apartment.
Cartwright comes to Iowa with two years of eligibility after spending his freshman season at Fresno State and last winter at Paris (Texas) Community College.
"I'm coming in with the mindset that I'm ready to learn and I'm ready to help this team win," he said.
Cartwright has worked hard this summer on improving his perimeter shooting.
"I feel like I've taken a step forward in that area," he said.
Iowa played without a back-up point guard on scholarship for most of last season. Freshman starter Cully Payne logged 33.4 minutes a night.
"I'm a point guard who can lead the break and get us into our offense," Cartwright said. "I'm ready to compete for playing time."