When should I contact an advisor to know which community college courses I should take?
As soon as possible. Prospective transfer students are encouraged to join UNI's Admission Partnership Program (APP). The APP assists students with a seamless transition from the community college to UNI by providing advising and resources from both the community college and UNI.
What business classes can I take? Will they transfer?
UNI has articulation agreements with all of the Iowa community colleges. Use the Equivalent Courses drop-down box to see which business courses transfer from a particular community college. To see a complete list of ALL transferrable courses by community college, click here.
Is there an application that I need to fill out to be admitted into the College of Business Administration?
There is no formal application. Business students are automatically admitted to the College once the admission requirements are satisfied.
How does my Associate or Arts (AA) Degree transfer?
Students with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from a college participating in the Iowa Community College/Regents Articulation Agreement must meet all conditions of the agreement. This includes 1) earning at least 60 semester hours of credit acceptable for transfer and 2) earning a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 ("C" grades) on all credit accepted for transfer.
To determine how courses from selected community colleges transfer to UNI, see the Transfer Plan-It page.
If you meet all the requirements, you will have met UNI's Liberal Arts Core requirements, except:
- A course in non-Western cultures that must be completed at either the community college or at UNI; and
- UNI's Liberal Arts Core Capstone course that must be completed after transferring to UNI.
**Note: A maximum of 65 semester hours may be accepted from a two-year institution to count towards the Bachelorette degree.
What GPA requirement is required for admission to UNI's College of Business?
A Total or UNI* cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on all university-level courses.
*(UNI cumulative GPA must be based on 12 or more credit hours)
How can I meet other students who are new to UNI like I am?
Two of the best ways to meet other transfer students is to get involved and attend University events. For example, join 50 UNI student leaders as a Student Admissions Ambassador to host prospective students and campus visitors at UNI. Or join an academic student organization like the Accounting Club, Global Associates, Rho Epsilon or UNI Entrepreneurs to meet with like-minded business students.
For transfer students interested in living on-campus, check out the Living Learning Community in Shull Hull. Transfer students new to UNI can live in a supportive environment, learn from one another and collaborate in their studies. An Upper-Class Learning Community is featured in ROTH, Panther Village and Shull Hall.
New transfer students also have the opportunity to meet, network and collaborate with other new transfers and current business students through the College's Professional Readiness Program, a career and professional development training program available to all business students.
Are the classes at UNI more difficult than my community college courses? What resources are available?
Students may find that there is period of transition. From incoming freshman to transfers this is true for many students changing into a new academic environment. Keep in mind that expectations in the classroom may differ from what was experienced at a previous institution. Rigor is one of the longstanding hallmarks of the College and is key to the academic and professional development of UNIBusiness graduates.
Seek out academic resources to help you during your transition.
- Utilize UNIBusiness student tutors and tutors within the Academic Learning Center (ALC). These individuals are available to assist all students. Best of all, the tutoring services are free!
- The ALC at UNI offers additional support. For example students can get feedback for class papers and work on improving writing skills, or they can learn time management and subject-specific study skills.
- The academic advisors in the College can provide guidance on course load and academic planning. The advisors are located in the Curris Business Building, Rm. 5.
- Meet with professors and ask questions when unsure about a particular topic in a business class. Faculty offices are located in the business building and have office hours posted outside of their doors.
The most important thing to remember is be proactive about getting assistance/help!