Clarke University

Clarke University of Dubuque, IA, is a leading independent, coeducational Catholic university with majors in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and 21 intercollegiate athletic teams. Founded in 1843, the University serves the people of the Midwest, and beyond by providing an outstanding education, service to its community, and leadership for society.


Clarke University accepts Associates of Science and Art degrees with a minimum 2.5 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.

  • Transfer students must complete their AA or AS prior to starting classes at Clarke University.

  • Students are required to submit a final official transcript with proof of the AA or AS degree before enrolling for a second term. Failure to provide appropriate documentation or conferment of the AA or AS will result in being required to complete the Compass Program.

  • 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:

Juliana Steiger
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Office Phone: 563-588-8138
Work Cell Phone: 563-581-3852


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