Iowa State University
Iowa State University (ISU) is one of the state's three public universities and is located in Ames, approximately 190 miles west of the Quad-Cities.
Below are links to information you will find helpful as you consider and plan for transferring to Iowa State University.
As soon as you have completed your application for Eastern Iowa Community Colleges you may enroll in the ISU/EICC Admissions Partnership Program. This program offers a number of benefits to students including a customized degree plan and degree progress reports at the completion of each semester while you earn your Associate's Degree. To learn more about this program, contact Academic Advising at your community college.
How does an AA degree from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges transfer to ISU?
The Associate in Arts Degree transfers and satisfies the general education requirements for students pursuing a degree offered by the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, when the AA degree includes courses to fulfill ISU's foreign language requirements and diversity requirements. Academic Advising at your community college can assist you in identifying the specific courses that will fulfill these ISU requirements.
The Associate in Arts Degree also transfers and meets general education requirements for students pursuing a degree offered by the ISU College of Business. The AA degree must include an ethics course as well as a course that will fulfill ISU's Global Perspectives requirement. Academic Advising at your community college can assist you in identifying the specific courses that will fulfill these ISU requirements as well.
How does an AS degree from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges transfer to ISU?
The Associate in Science Degree may be a better choice when a student is pursuing a bachelor's degree that requires more math and science courses. The AS degree transfers on a course-by-course basis. This means that ISU will consider each course individually to determine the ISU general education requirements that have been satisfied. Students pursuing an AS degree therefore need to know exactly how each course will transfer and how each course will fulfill the general education requirements of their intended major at ISU. Academic Advising at your community college can assist you with this.
Through Transfer in Iowa you can enter courses you have completed or will complete at your community college, and see how they will transfer to ISU.
If you have not yet registered for classes at one of our colleges, an admissions representative will be happy to answer your questions regarding transfer.
If you are a current student, contact your advisor or Academic Advising at your college:
- Clinton: 563-244-7001
- Muscatine: 563-288-6001
- Scott: 563-441-4181
To speak with an ISU Transfer Admissions Counselor, please contact:
Office of Admissions
100 Alumni Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2011
800-262-3810 or 515-294-9334
- Admissions Partnership Program
- Transfer Student Page
- Transferring Credit (TRANSIT)
- Course Equivalency Guide
Transfer and Course Guides Available for ISU
- Agricultural Systems Technology
- Animal Ecology
- Animal Science
- Biology (Transfer with AA)
- Biology (Transfer with A.S)
- Business – Agriculture
- Communication & Journalism
- Elementary Education
- Environmental Science
- Food Science
- Geology & Earth Science
- MCC Farm Management AAS
- MCC Agribusiness Management AAS
- Psychology Psychology