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Transfer Profile

Upper Iowa University faculty and staff work closely with transfer students to make the transition to UIU as seamless as possible. 

Degree plans are developed for all transfer students, which allows each respective student to know what courses they have already satisfied at Upper Iowa and what courses are still required to complete their bachelor’s degree. 

The University has articulation agreements with community colleges across the US. These agreements allow potential students to quickly see what classes they can take at their community college that will later transfer to UIU.

Another unique opportunity for transfer students is that UIU accepts up to 90 transfer credits. While many institutions will only accept up to 60 transfer credits, UIU allows undergraduate students to transfer in as many as 78 lower-division credits. Students may also transfer up to 12 additional upper-division credits from a four-year institution.

Upper Iowa offers courses in eight-week terms so that most students can focus on mastering only two courses each term and still graduate on time. The variety of UIU learning options gives students the ability to fit college into their already busy schedules. Students can attend the traditional, residential Fayette campus; take their courses face-to-face at one of the University’s 25 US education centers; or earn their degree completely online or through the self-paced program.

Curious about affordability? Upper Iowa University has scholarships available specific to transfer students. Ranging from $8,500–$13,000, these annual scholarships are based on a student’s cumulative college GPA. Additional monetary awards and scholarships are also available to incoming and current students each year.

For additional information about Upper Iowa University, visit uiu.edu or call 800-553-4150.