Transfer Center

Transfer Center

Take Kirkwood With You

Now is the time to explore interests, discover hidden talents and connect to your unlimited possibilities.

At Kirkwood, you’ll do it the help of world-class instructors in small classes, all for about half the cost of other colleges. Our credits transfer to just about any four-year university in the nation.

In fact, Kirkwood students have gone on to four-year schools in all 50 states.

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With Kirkwood, you can get your first two years of college in a supportive, affordable atmosphere that builds your skills while giving your mind a healthy challenge to prepare you for the next steps.

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Kirkwood's Career Academies allow students to explore potential careers with hands-on learning opportunities. Credits earned in academy courses count toward a high school diploma AND future college degree!

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Other Transfer Options

Cut down on next semester’s course load by taking a class at Kirkwood! Transferring your credits is easy, and we offer courses every summer that meet general education and major requirements.

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With Kirkwood’s winter break classes, you can complete an entire online course in just six weeks! Classes start in December and registration opens in November.

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It isn’t too late to take a class at Kirkwood! Whether you've missed the start of the semester or just need to add a few classes to your schedule, we have classes beginning after the start of term.

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Just need a few credits instead of a whole degree? No problem! Courses are offered that meet general education and major requirements.

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“When I walk into a building on campus at Kirkwood, I know there are always resources that will help me with anything I need. The professors and students are kind and caring whenever you need help.”

Liz Schultz,
North Liberty, Iowa

Frequently Asked Questions

Kirkwood has transfer agreements and transfer plans with many Universities and Colleges. These institutions visit campus throughout the school year as well. Meet with your advisor to discuss specifics and meet with representatives when they are on campus advising events calendar.

If you are planning to transfer out of state, we can still guide you in the planning process and help you reach out to that institution as you investigate their admission process.

You can also view the schools Kirkwood has agreements with.

Help is available. Make an appointment with career services.

Sure! Many students will take a class over the summer break at a college closer to home. Simply work with your advisor to be sure it is a needed and transferable class. You can also use the equivalency guide on the Transfer Equivalency System.

To request your official Kirkwood transcript, visit the Transcripts page to place an online order. Kirkwood does not take transcript orders by phone, email, or fax.

Articulation agreements are what we have in place with four year institutions that verify the transferability of your Kirkwood credits. These agreements enable you to transfer with ease to your college of choice and it is best to ask your advisor about the ways in which an agreement will work for you.


Advising and Transfer Center
2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall