UD Partners with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to Offer Transfer Majors Program

Feb 21, 2020

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque has partnered with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to help create a seamless transition for students seeking a four-year degree.

“Building a great relationship with EICC is important to us so that we can support their academic advisors to make the transfer process easy to attend UD,” said Jill Groth, director of admission at UD.

The Transfer Majors program, set to begin fall 2020, is an innovative statewide plan designed for students wishing to pursue specific majors. Through the program, transfer major associate degrees will lay out the precise course path students must complete at EICC before they continue their education at UD. That path will include general education classes as well as major-specific classes. Transfer students who obtain a transfer major associate’s degree through EICC will then transfer to UD to complete a bachelor’s degree.

“Students will be able to plan ahead and know that their credits will not just transfer, but also will meet the requirements of the Transfer Majors that we have approved at University of Dubuque,” Groth said.

UD majors that will be offered in the Transfer Majors program are biology, business, chemistry, criminal justice, mathematics, and psychology.

Transfer students will still need to meet UD’s admission requirements.

“Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is committed to making a quality higher education accessible to everyone,” said EICC Chancellor Don Doucette. “We are pleased to work with the state’s public and private colleges to provide this enhanced transfer opportunity to students.”

Other institutions that partnered with the statewide Transfer Majors program are University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Clarke University, Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, Upper Iowa University, and Western Illinois University.

“Because this is a statewide initiative, we plan to reach out to the other community colleges in Iowa to partner with them as well. This represents our best effort to support community college transfer students and live into our commitment to be transfer friendly,” Groth said.

For more information about transferring to UD, please contact Jill Groth, director of admission, at 563.589.3171 or JGroth@dbq.edu.

About University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees as well as other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person. Founded in 1852, UD is home to around 2,300 students. Visit www.dbq.edu.

About Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges includes ClintonMuscatine, and Scott Community Colleges. Stretched along the banks of the Mississippi River, the district covers all of Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties as well as parts of Cedar and Louisa Counties.

The district regularly boasts fall enrollments of more than 7,000 students in both associate in arts /college transfer programs as well as more than 30 career technology options.

The district also registers more than 30,000 students each year in its business and industrycontinuing education and adult education classes. These short-term classes are specifically designed to help individuals improve a job skill, upgrade general educational skills, or pursue a topic of interest.