Transferring Credits to Des Moines Area Community College

If you've earned credit through previous classes from other colleges and educational experiences in the Armed Forces, you may be eligible for transfer to DMACC. Through a transfer credit evaluation, students will receive a report illustrating how the accepted transfer credit applies to their chosen program of study. The acceptance and use of transfer credit is subject to limitations in accordance with the educational procedures of the College.

Transferring credit to DMACC

Official transcripts must be mailed to us from your college.
Please send them to:

DMACC Admissions
2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Bldg. 1
Ankeny IA 50023

If you are using an electronic transcript service, the DMACC email address is: Only electronic transcripts sent directly from the transfer college’s transcript service to this email address will be considered official.

College Credit

To transfer college credit earned at another institution, students must request that a transcript bearing the official seal and signature of the official in charge of the records be sent directly to the DMACC Admissions Office by each college or university previously attended. Transcripts which have been opened will not be considered official documents. Transcripts must be sent from each previously attended institution even though all previous records may be summarized on one transcript. DMACC will accept credit only when submitted by the institution where the credit was earned.     

Students submitting an official transcript in a language other than English must also submit an English translation of this transcript.  Any prospective​ student (international, permanent resident, or U.S. citizen) who is applying for admission and who has attended a college or university outside the United States must have their international transcript(s) evaluated by one of the agencies listed below.  A course-by-course evaluation must be requested. If you have questions about other international evaluation agencies, please contact the Credentials office on the Ankeny campus.  The official evaluation must be sent directly from the agency to the DMACC Admissions address stated above.

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203

World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274

SpanTran Houston Office
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451
Houston, TX 77057
SPANTRAN Evaluation Application

A maximum of 43 semester credit hours of transfer credit is applicable towards degree requirements. The total grade point average of credits transferred to DMACC must equal 2.0 or higher. Since the student's grade point average is calculated from course work taken at DMACC only, grades earned at other colleges or universities will not be used in the computation of the student's GPA at DMACC.

Credit for Educational Experience in the Armed Forces

Credit earned through educational experiences in the armed forces can be validated and accepted by the College. Credit is accepted based on state-wide policies at Iowa colleges and universities and based on its applicability toward meeting the requirements in the student's program of study. An American Council on Education (ACE) publication, "Guide to the Evaluations of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services," is generally used in making these determinations.