Transfer Information

Transferring Credit to NICC

Northeast Iowa Community College supports a thorough assessment of your formal and informal training and experience.  The College awards academic credit for college-level knowledge and skills you have gained outside of the classroom including employment, military training/service, travel and hobbies. The various ways you may earn academic credit include:

View the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) General Guidelines.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for CPL, take the CPL Questionnaire.

Transfer Partnerships

Northeast Iowa Community College has formal partnership programs with Emmaus Bible College and Southwest Technical Institute. The partnership program allows students to be dually enrolled between institutions. Contact the Admissions Office at NICC for more information.

Transferring from NICC

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains formal transfer agreements with several area colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet the requirements at their institution. Click on the institutions listed below to learn more.

Allen College

Northeast Iowa Community College currently has formal transfer agreements on file with Allen College. Students wishing to transfer to Allen College must have earned a "C" or better grade. Advanced placement will be offered to students who have completed associate degrees in the same discipline as offered at Allen College; no remedial or developmental credits will be accepted. Bachelor programs available for transfer include:

Boise State University

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains formal articulation agreements with Boise State University. Any student interested in transferring to Boise State University must meet one of the following admission requirements, unless otherwise specified.

  • If you have earned 14 or more transferable semester credits, have a cumulative 2.25 GPA or higher and were in good academic standing at the current/last institution you attended, you will be admitted with regular admission.
  • If you have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science or are core certified from a regionally accredited academic institution and have a 2.00 GPA or higher, you will be admitted with regular status.
  • If you have more than 14 credits, but have not yet earned an Associate degree or core certification, and have a GPA range from 2.00 to 2.24, your application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine potential for academic success.

View the programs below for more information:

Central Methodist University

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains formal articulation agreements with Central Methodist University. Any student interested in transferring to Central Methodist University must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to graduate, unless otherwise specified. View the programs below for more information.

Clarke University

Northeast Iowa Community College has formal transfer agreements on file with Clarke University. Any student that is interested in transferring to Clarke University must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher in college transfer courses and must be in good standing. Select a program for more information:

Clarkson College

Northeast Iowa Community College has formal transfer agreements on file with Clarkson College. Any student that is interested in transferring to Clarkson College must remain in good standing and complete all courses with a grade of 'C-' or higher. Students are encouraged to speak with representatives at Clarkson College to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet the requirements. Click on each program below for more information:

Graceland University
Iowa State University

Northeast Iowa Community College has formal transfer agreements on file with Iowa State University. Any student that is interested in transferring to Iowa State University must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher in college transfer courses and must be in good standing. Select a program for more information:

Kaplan University

Northeast Iowa Community College has formal transfer agreements on file with Kaplan University. Any student that is interested in transferring to Kaplan University must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher in college transfer courses and must be in good standing. Click on each program below for more information.

Loras College

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains formal articulation agreements with Loras College. Any student interested in transferring to Loras College must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA or better in all NICC coursework, unless otherwise specified. Students may transfer a maximum of 64 credits earned at any two year institution.  View the programs below for more information.

Northern State University

Northeast Iowa Community College has a formal transfer agreement on file with Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Any student interested in transferring to Northern State must have a cumulative GPA of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale). Students must also demonstrate satisfactory performance in writing, mathematics, reading and science reasoning as evidenced by receiving a passing score on all sections of the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) exam. The exam must be taken during the first semester of enrollment at Northern State University. Click on the program below for more information:

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Northeast Iowa Community College and Palmer College of Chiropractic currently have a transfer agreement in place for its Pre-Chiropractic program. Students wishing to attend Palmer College must:

  • Apply one year in advance of intended starting date
  • Meet the required 90 semester hours while maintaining a cumulative GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 grading scale. Students who've earned 90 semester hours in the appropriate coursework with a 2.75 GPA may also qualify for admission to the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
  • Satisfy all other requirements as prescribed in the Palmer College of Chiropractic catalog.

View the Pre-Chiropractic Curriculum Guide.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains formal articulation agreements with Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Any student interested in transferring to Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences must meet the following admission requirements, unless otherwise specified.

  • Complete all required allied health courses with a grade of C or better, and all required general education prerequisites with a grade of C or better while maintaining a 2.5 GPA overall. 
  • Complete a Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences application.

View the programs below for more information:

University of Iowa

Northeast Iowa Community College has formal transfer agreements on file with the University of Iowa. Any student that is interested in transferring to the University of Iowa must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher in college transfer courses and must be in good standing. Select a program for more information:

University of Northern Iowa

Northeast Iowa Community College has formal transfer agreements on file with the University of Northern Iowa. Any student that is interested in transferring to the University of Northern Iowa must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher in college transfer courses and must be in good standing. Select a program for more information:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains formal articulation agreements with University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Any student interested in transferring to University of Wisconsin-Platteville must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher in college transfer courses and be in good standing at the institution they are currently attending or have attended. View the program(s) below for more information.

Upper Iowa University

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains formal transfer agreements with Upper Iowa University. Any student interested in transferring to Upper Iowa University will be accepted as fulfilling all general education requirements for a bachelor's program if one of the following two conditions are satisfied:

  • The student meets the general education requirements for Bachelor of Arts degrees offered through state universities in which the college granting the associate degree resides; or
  • The transfer credits have been evaluated and deems acceptable by the university registrar's office.

View the programs below for more information.

Western Illinois University

Students who have completed the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Northeast Iowa Community College shall be enrolled at the junior class level and will be considered as having fulfilled the Western Illinois University all-university general education requirements.

The following stipulations for this transfer agreement include:

  • All coursework for the degree shall be collegiate level curriculum and rigor.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (C average).
  • Science courses for general education requirements shall include at least one laboratory course.

Other Transfer Resources

NICC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Individual programs are accredited by associations within their respective fields.

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