Course Equivalency Guides & Transfer Plans

Course equivalency guides and articulation agreements are provided as a service by the Counseling and Advising Office at Des Moines Area Community College. The agreements are meant to serve as a guide for DMACC students in preparation for transfer from DMACC to another academic institution. However, these agreements are not intended to serve as a replacement for contact with a representative of that four-year college.

DMACC counselors and advisors understand the importance of accurate transfer information and try to provide the most current information available. However, DMACC employees are not representatives of the four-year college and therefore cannot provide all information relevant to transfer to a particular institution.

Admission requirements, degree requirements, and course equivalencies vary by college and can change at either the community college or the four-year college. Therefore, it is important for transfer students to remain in contact with the four-year college for the most current and accurate information that will impact transfer to that institution.

Please use the articulation agreements as an opportunity to explore your transfer options and begin a conversation with the four-year college of your choice. The following course equivalency guides and transfer plans are available online. The links connect you to the four-year college website. If you have questions about the guides, you may contact a DMACC advisor or contact the four-year college directly.

Course equivalency guides and transfer plans are intended for students transferring from DMACC to another institution. For information about credits transferring from another institution into DMACC, please visit the Transfer to Des Moines Area Community College page for more information.

Transfer In Iowa Website
Transferring from one college to the next can be a big step, but it doesn't have to be complicated. TransferInIowa.org was designed to assist in your educational planning. Iowa's three Regent universities and fifteen community colleges have joined to create this Web site dedicated to a seamless transfer experience. Learn about admission requirements and how your Iowa community college credit will apply toward a degree at:

  • Iowa State University
  • The University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa
College/University Homepage
& Contact Information
Course Equivalency Guides
& Transfer Plans

Ashford University
Clinton Campus
400 North Bluff Blvd.
Clinton, Iowa
866-711-1700

Ashford University

Bellevue University
1000 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005
402-293-2000
800-756-7920

Bellevue University

Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN  55112
651.638.6400

Bethel University

Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625
309-676-7611

Bradley University

Bradley University Online Degrees

Buena Vista University
Main Campus
610 W. 4th St.
Storm Lake, Iowa
800-383-2821

BVU Newton Center at DMACC
600 N. 2nd Ave. West
Newton, Iowa
641-791-1750

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University - Newton and Carroll sites

Capella University
225 S. Sixth Street, Ninth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403
886-283-7921

Capella University

Central College
812 University
Pella, Iowa 50216
877-462-3687

Central College

Clarke University
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 588-6300

Clarke University

Clarkson College
101 S 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Clarkson College

Cornell College
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
800-747-1112

Cornell College

Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-1400

Des Moines University

Drake University
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
515-271-2011
800-44-DRAKE

Drake University

Transfer Resource Initiative (TRI-Drake)

Faith Baptist College
1900 NW 4th Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-0601

Faith Baptist College

Graceland University
1 University Place
Lamoni, Iowa 50140
641-784-5000

Graceland University

Grand View University
1200 Grandview Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50316
515-263-2810
800-444-6083

Grand View University

Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690
641-269-4000

Grinnell College
Grinnell/DMACC Preview Program

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
7105 NW 70th Ave.
Johnston, Iowa 50131
515-242-5357

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Iowa Methodist Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology
1200 Pleasant St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-241-6883

Iowa State University
100 Alumni Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
515-294-4111
800-262-3810

Admissions Partnership Program

Iowa State Course Equivalency Guide

Iowa State Transfer Plans

Iowa State University - Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Iowa Wesleyan University
601 N. Main Street
Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641
800-582-2383
319-385-8021

Iowa Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University
100 E Claflin Ave
Salina, KS
(785) 827-5541

Kansas Wesleyan University

Kaplan University
Des Moines Campus
4655 121st Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50323
515-727-2100
800-662-4532

Kaplan University

Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-643-3180

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507
816-271-4200

Missouri Western State University

Morningside College
1501 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
712-274-5000
800-831-0806

Morningside College

Mount Mercy College
1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-4797
319-363-8213

Mount Mercy College

Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, Missouri 64468
660-562-1212
800-633-1175

Northwest Missouri State University

Ottawa University
Adult Campuses and Online
1001 S. Cedar St.
Ottawa, KS 66067
855-774-7714

Ottawa University

Palmer College of Chiropractic
1100 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803
800.722.2586

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Salem International University
223 West Main Street
Salem, West Virginia 26426
(844) 471-9660

Salem International University

Simpson College
Main Campus
701 North C St.
Indianola, Iowa 50125
515-961-1624
800-362-2454

Ankeny Center
2501 SE Tones Dr. Suite 800
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-965-9355

West Des Moines Center
1415 28th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-309-3099

Simpson College

Truman State University
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
660-785-4114

Truman State University

Tuskegee University
1200 W. Montgomery Rd.
Tuskegee, AL  36088
800- 622- 6531

Tuskegee University

University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
319-335-3847

Transfer Planning Resources

UI Continuing Education - Distance Education Degree Program:

University of Northern Iowa
002 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614
319-273-2281
800-772-2037

Admissions Partnership Program
UNI Equivalency Guide
UNI - 2+2 Elementary Education
UNI - Bachelor of Liberal Studies

University of Phoenix
Des Moines Campus
6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa
515-267-8218
866-229-5743, ext 21850

University of Phoenix

Upper Iowa University
Main Campus
605 Washington St.
Fayette, Iowa 52142
800-553-4150

Des Moines Center
5000 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
515-225-1800

Upper Iowa University

Waldorf College
106 S. 6th St.
Forest City, Iowa 50436
800-292-1903

Waldorf College

Wartburg College
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, Iowa 50677
800-772-2085

Wartburg College Credit Transfer Procedures

William Penn University
Main Campus
201 Trueblood Ave.
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
800-779-7366

College for Working Adults
4200 University Ave.
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
515-225-4144

William Penn University