Transfer Information

Iowa's three state universities and a long list of other public and private colleges have worked with us to make sure you transfer successfully once you graduate. These aren't just verbal commitments between the colleges, they are formal, written, agreements that spell out all the details.

They do that because they want our students. They know that graduates from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges do as well, or better, at their transfer colleges as the students who started their education at those colleges.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges offer three types of Associates Degrees:

Associate in Arts (AA) Designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year school

  • Focus on general education courses in the liberal arts (math, science, arts, communication, social science, etc.)
  • Includes electives that you can choose for your entry-level requirements in your chosen major.
  • Serves as the first two years of a bachelor's degree in non-science majors. 
  • We also have made available transfer guides to assist you in selecting courses fulfilling requirements for popular majors at these schools (see Transfer Guides and Agreements). 
  • Many transfer students also choose to complete an AA Degree in Liberal Arts, declaring a more specific major once they transfer to a four-year institution
  • Track your progress in earning an AA: AA Worksheet

 

Associate in Science (AS)

  • Designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year school in math and science fields
  • Focus on general education courses in the liberal arts with greater emphasis on math and science courses
  • Serves as the first two years of a bachelor's degree in science, mathematics, or pre-professional degrees emphasizing science and mathematics coursework such as engineering, pharmacy, and computer science. Most colleges and universities will review each course you complete in your AS degree to determine whether a course fulfills a course requirement for the bachelor's degree
  • We have made available transfer guides to assist you in selecting courses fulfilling requirements for popular majors at these schools (see Transfer Guides and Agreements)
  • Track your progress in earning an AS: AS Worksheet,  AS Pre-Engineering Worksheet

 

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Focuses on specific career skills (nursing, automotive technology, culinary, welding, etc.)
  • Though most AAS students enter directly into the employment field, some four-year institutions do offer options for AAS transfer toward a bachelor's degree in which general education courses in the liberal arts (math, science, arts, communication, social science, etc.) are the focus of study at the bachelor's institution
  • We have made available transfer guides to assist you in identifying four-year schools that have signed a transfer agreement or developed transfer plans for our AAS graduates (see Transfer Guides and Agreements)

See Our Programs for a complete listing of all the programs we offer.

Degree Audit: available to current students on EICConnect (Student e-bridge)