State universities and private colleges have worked with us to make sure you transfer successfully once you graduate. These aren't just verbal commitments between the colleges, they are formal, written agreements that spell out all the details.
They do that because they want our students. They know that graduates from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges do as well, or better, at their transfer colleges as the students who started their education at those colleges.
To see the ever-growing list of agreements just click on the "Transfer Guides and Agreements" or "New Statewide Transfer Majors" link. The latter is part of new statewide program that creates specified Transfer Major Associate Degrees, laying out the precise course path you complete here at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges before continuing your major at the four-year college to which you transfer.
By the way, many of these agreements make it easy to transfer to other colleges outside our area who are not on the list. Our advisors will use these agreements as a template to make sure you are ready to go with any college in which you are interested.
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges offers three types of Associates Degrees:
Associate in Arts (AA)
Designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year school
- Focus on general education courses in the liberal arts (math, science, arts, communication, social science, etc.)
- Includes electives that you can choose for your entry-level requirements in your chosen major.
- Serves as the first two years of a bachelor's degree in non-science majors.
- We also have made available transfer guides to assist you in selecting courses fulfilling requirements for popular majors at these schools (see Transfer Guides and Agreements).
- Many transfer students also choose to complete an AA Degree in Liberal Arts, declaring a more specific major once they transfer to a four-year institution
- Track your progress in earning an AA: AA Worksheet
Associate in Science (AS)
- Designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year school in math and science fields
- Focus on general education courses in the liberal arts with greater emphasis on math and science courses
- Serves as the first two years of a bachelor's degree in science, mathematics, or pre-professional degrees emphasizing science and mathematics coursework such as engineering, pharmacy, and computer science. Most colleges and universities will review each course you complete in your AS degree to determine whether a course fulfills a course requirement for the bachelor's degree
- We have made available transfer guides to assist you in selecting courses fulfilling requirements for popular majors at these schools (see Transfer Guides and Agreements)
- Track your progress in earning an AS: AS Worksheet , AS Pre-Engineering Worksheet
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
- Focuses on specific career skills (nursing, automotive technology, culinary, welding, etc.)
- Though most AAS students enter directly into the employment field, some four-year institutions do offer options for AAS transfer toward a bachelor's degree in which general education courses in the liberal arts (math, science, arts, communication, social science, etc.) are the focus of study at the bachelor's institution
- We have made available transfer guides to assist you in identifying four-year schools
that have signed a transfer agreement or developed transfer plans for our AAS graduates
(see Transfer Guides and Agreements)
See Our Programs for a complete listing of all the programs we offer.
Degree Audit: available to current students on EICConnect (Student e-bridge)
This page links to PDF files. Use this link to if needed.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email eiccinfo@ or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, djsullivan@ or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.