Tips for Transfer Students

Get Ready to Transfer

We've made transferring to UNI easy! We have articulation agreements with all of the Iowa community colleges. That means you can ensure the classes you take will count towards your degree at UNI, saving you both time and money. 

As a teaching-focused university, UNI's faculty will put you first with an eye on helping you achieve success. They bring their experience and expertise into the classroom and supplement their courses with knowledge gained through intensive research, career service and engagement. They provide a great number of different ways you can apply the knowledge you are gaining in the classroom to real problems. Should you choose, you can engage in student-faculty research beginning your very first year! Classroom activities include working on live, client-based projects that have a positive impact on those businesses and organizations. Student organizations often use their growing knowledge and skills to help non-profit organizations meet their mission to help others. These experiences and others ensure that you are Ready For Business!

Transferring Courses

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.

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
  • UNI's Liberal Arts Core Capstone course that must be completed after transferring to UNI.

‌Transfer Connection Program

Students may find that there is a period of transition. From incoming freshmen 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 UNI Business graduates.

Prospective transfer students are encouraged to join UNI's Transfer Connection Program. The program assists students with a seamless transition from the community college to UNI by providing advising and resources from both the community college and UNI.

Seeking additional help

  • 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.