Clarke University

Clarke University is a close-knit campus full of opportunities for growth and engagement. The Clarke community inspires intellectual curiosity, cultural engagement, and professional preparedness in a global society. Clarke prides itself on having a dedicated team who will walk you through the credit transfer process, and assist you with a personalized academic and career plan as you work to earn your bachelor's degree. 

Clarke values your experience by providing transfer scholarships, including special awards for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members.  


Clarke University accepts Associates of Science and Art degrees with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average as a full equate to their general education program, Compass, with the exception of 4 credit hours. Students who transfer with their AA or AS degree, will be required to complete Navigator for Transfers (1 credit) and Compass Seminar III (3 credits) in addition to their major.

  • Clarke does offer the option of a reverse transfer within one year of transferring to Clarke on an individual basis should a student transfer prior to completing their AA/AS. 

  • Clarke does accept transfer majors in Psychology, Business, Mathematics, Chemistry, Secondary Education, and Elementary Education for a 2 -year estimated completion at Clarke through articulation.  Many other majors also have 2-year estimated completion timelines with a general AA/AS. Courses completed within AA or AS degrees will be evaluated for equates for major required courses. 

  • Transferring to Clarke with an AA or AS does not guarantee a student will graduate in a set time frame. The prerequisites/course order of different majors impact the length of time to graduation.

Transcripts for students who have completed college credit, but have not earned an AA or AS will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by the Registrar to determine how they equate into the Compass Program and their major. All transfer students will be required to complete Navigator for Transfers (1 credit). Courses lower than a C- will not transfer and students may transfer a maximum of 64 credits from a two-year institution and 90 credits from four-year institutions.

Note: For some majors, it is suggested that students transfer to Clarke prior to earning their AA or AS.

Have questions?

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 to a Clarke Admissions representative, contact:



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Transfer Majors Available for Clarke University