Course Equivalency Guides & Transfer Plans

Course equivalency guides and transfer plans are located in the Advising/Counseling Offices at each of our campuses. Students can use the guides to locate DMACC courses that are equivalent to the courses needed at four year colleges and universities. 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.

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
Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625
309-676-7611
Bradley University
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
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
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
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.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
800-248-4504
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
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
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
515-225-4144
William Penn University

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS

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. 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. DMACC counselors and advisors are available to assist you with your transfer questions.