Previous Academic Work
- Evaluation of Transfer Credits: One way to earn credit towards your degree is to have credits earned at another accredited
college or university transferred to EICC. Your previously earned credits will be
carefully evaluated to ensure that they meet our criteria for transfer. (See current EICC Catalog for more information.)
- International Transcripts: EICC does not evaluate international transcripts. If you have a transcript from a
foreign country, you must have a third party transcript evaluator determine how the
courses translate to U.S. courses. While we will accept evaluations from any AICE
(www.aice-eval.org) or NACES member (www.naces.org), we highly recommend Educational
Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org) or World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org).
EICC reserves the right to request additional information from you such as course
descriptions, syllabi, or other documentation. Transfer Specialists can look at a
copy prior to evaluation if the transcript is in English to determine whether it is
worthwhile to pursue the third party evaluation process (i.e. whether there are courses
that are likely to transfer)
According to the Iowa Liaison Advisory Committee on Transfer Students (LACTS) Agreement, Iowa’s community colleges and Iowa’s public universities agree that:
- The public universities will, upon request of an Iowa community college and in accordance
with their own policies and procedures, evaluate academic credentials of international
students attending Iowa’s community colleges who subsequently plan to transfer to
one of the public universities. This service will be provided only once per student
prior to application to the public university to which the international student plans
- The community colleges will provide the necessary official documents. These transcripts
must be certified as true copies of original documents. It is imperative that the
community colleges have original documents from which they can make certified copies.
Additional information needed for an evaluation (i.e., the student’s educational chronology,
or English translations of academic records), will be submitted by the community colleges
if requested by the public universities.
- The public universities will, upon request of an Iowa community college and in accordance with their own policies and procedures, evaluate academic credentials of international students attending Iowa’s community colleges who subsequently plan to transfer to one of the public universities. This service will be provided only once per student prior to application to the public university to which the international student plans to matriculate.
- Catalog Program Requirements: You may choose to graduate under the requirements of a prior EICC catalog as long
as you were enrolled under that catalog and have been continuously enrolled in the
college. Continuous enrollment means you have earned credit during an academic year
(each semester). When program requirements change, course substitutions may be considered
for the student at the discretion of the academic dean. It is best to graduate under
the most current catalog requirements, especially if you plan to transfer to a four-year
college or if you are enrolled in a program requiring specialized accreditation.
- Joint Admission: By applying for joint admission, you may be admitted to both EICC and the transfer
institution at the same time. Advisors from both colleges will help you plan your
course work to ensure a smooth transfer process. EICC has signed Joint Admission Agreements
or Admission Partnership Programs with the University of Iowa, Iowa State University,
St. Ambrose University, Iowa Wesleyan College, Palmer College of Chiropractic, University
of Northern Iowa, Western Illinois University and Trinity College of Nursing and Health
- Fresh Start: If you are a student returning to EICC to pursue a degree or diploma after an absence of three or more consecutive years, you may request permission to remove one or more entire academic terms from future degree and GPA considerations. Contact the Dean of Student Development for additional information.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, email@example.com or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.