Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is a great place to start your four-year degree. Our associate of arts (A.A.) and associate of science (A.S.) programs easily transfer as the first two-years of your bachelor degree to Iowa’s public and private universities as well as many other four-year colleges.
The College offers multiple transfer programs that align with your career goals, transfer major and interests. Our advisors work closely with you to ensure the transfer process is smooth and you meet all requirements. View transfer programs.
Transferring Credit to NICC
There are many ways to transfer college level academic credit(s) and/or earn NICC college credit(s) based on skills students gained outside the classroom. Northeast Iowa Community College awards academic credit for college-level knowledge and skills gained outside of the classroom including employment, military training/service, travel and hobbies. Learn more about ways to earn college transfer credit.
Partnerships with University of Iowa, Clarke University, Loras College, Upper Iowa University, Kirkwood Community College and Hawkeye Community College allow students to be dually enrolled at both institutions. For more information on this please contact the Admissions Office.
Transferring from NICC
Northeast Iowa Community College maintains formal articulation (transfer) agreements with many four-year colleges and universities that ensure your course/degree credits transfer.
- Four-year Transfer College Search
- Transfer in Iowa: University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa
- Transfer in Iowa: Reverse Credit Transfer Agreement - If you plan to transfer prior to completing your two-year associate of arts (A.A.) degree view the reverse credit transfer agreement between Iowa public universities and community colleges. You can also reverse transfer credits from other four-year colleges to earn your associate degree. Check with your advisor for more information.
- NICC Transfer Checklist and Planning Guide.
- Accreditation: NICC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Individual programs are accredited by associations within their respective fields.