Transfer Admissions

Important Announcements
Important Announcements

A letter from our director

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and guests, we are making changes to policies in order to help serve students in this difficult time. Please read our director's letter specific for our transfer students for more information.

Life is all about choices. Choose your college. Your major. Your adventure.

At Iowa State we don't just offer you classes and a degree. You'll find opportunities. Possibilities. Potential. All of the above. And more.

The ultimate adventure: college

Immerse yourself in a university where top-notch academics and a vibrant student life form the ultimate college adventure.

Customize your adventure by choosing from more than 100 majors and over 800 student clubs and organizations. Study with world-class scholars. Win an intramural championship t-shirt. Join a learning community. Go campaniling. Study abroad in Spain. Swim with the swans (okay, not really). But you get the point-the possibilities are endless.

Continue your adventure

If you have enrolled in any college-level coursework since graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student. Last year, almost one-third of our entering class transferred to Iowa State from other schools.

Explore TRANSIT, an online system which displays how your credits may transfer to Iowa State from a community college or other university. Hundreds of transfer agreements with colleges around the country help create a seamless transition to Iowa State.

Once you're at Iowa State, we offer special transfer orientation and new student programs just for you.

Change your scenery. Your zip code. The world.