Admission requirements for transfer students in Des Moines vary depending on area of study. To learn more, follow the links relative to your program of choice below:

Online Degree Programs

The university offers these external degree programs:

  • The Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) is a degree program designed for individuals who have completed a two-year degree at a community college, including the AAS and AAA degrees; the BAS degree may be completed online.
  • The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) is a degree program designed for individuals who have earned 24 semester hours of college credit and wish to complete a bachelor’s degree using online coursework.
  • The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is available online with a major in management and a concentration in the entrepreneurial management track.
  • The RN-BSN program for registered nurses is delivered mostly online, with face-to-face meetings associated with practicum experiences. 

Transferring Course Credit from Other Colleges

Courses completed at colleges and universities accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, or similar regional associations, are acceptable for transfer to the University of Iowa.

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