Transfer to Ashford University

Admission Requirements

Freshman students (less than 30 college-level transfer credits) who seek to attend the University should meet two of the three following requirements:

  • A grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above on a 4.00 scale in college preparatory courses or regular high school courses (GED equivalency is also accepted) or have completed secondary school through home schooling, as defined by state law.
  • A rank in the upper half of the graduating class
  • A minimum ACT composite score of 18 or SAT composite score of 860

Please see the Ashford University Catalog for additional admission requirements.

Transfer Students

If you plan to transfer to Ashford University from another college or university, you should:

  1. Complete an admissions application [PDF] and mail it to the Admissions Office, or apply online.
  2. Have an official transcript sent to the Admissions Office from each college or university previously attended. If you have fewer than 30 acceptable semester credit hours, a high school transcript is also required.

Transfer credits from a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited college or university will be accepted by Ashford University under the following guidelines:

  1. Transfer credits will be evaluated from each college or university independently. Generally, credit for courses (100 level or higher) earned in a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution with a grade of "C-" or better will be accepted in transfer. Grade points earned at another college are not used in the computation of the grade point average at the University, except for those students seeking a degree in the field of teacher education.
  2. Transfer credits will be evaluated by Registrar in terms of curriculum. Courses containing similar content will be accepted as equivalents to Ashford University courses. Courses not similar to those offered at Ashford University will be accepted on an elective basis within the general curriculum area in which the course was completed.
  3. A maximum of 90 credit hours will be accepted in transfer from a two-year college and applied toward the 120 credit hours required for the Bachelor's degree. A maximum of 90 hours will be accepted from two-year and four-year institutions combined.
  4. Credits earned from a regionally or approved nationally accredited institution as part of an Associate degree where a student earned a 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher are accepted as fulfilling all General Education and competency requirements of a Bachelor’s program, with the exception of General Education capstone, as long as either:
    1. The student meets the general education requirements for Bachelor of Arts degrees offered through state universities in which the college granting the Associate degree resides; or
    2. The transfer credits have been evaluated and deemed acceptable by the University Registrar's Office.
    3. The mathematics course earned within the Associate’s degree is College Algebra or higher.
    4. This does not constitute a waiver of any course required to earn a particular major.
  5. Credits earned in an Associate of Applied Science degree or a certificate program will be evaluated on an individual basis for the B.A. or B.S. degree. Courses taken that are similar to those taken in an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree program will be accepted in transfer. Exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing by the Dean of the corresponding College.

After matriculating at the University, a student must obtain advance permission of the Dean of the corresponding College to enroll at any other college or university with the intent of transferring course credits to Ashford University for application toward degree requirements.

* Please note: These transfer procedures only apply to students interested in pursuing their Ashford University degree at the Clinton Campus.

Frequently Asked Questions*

  • Will my credits transfer?
    Ashford's Registrar will evaluate your transcript(s) from other previously attended colleges or universities and determine how many credits will transfer. We know you have worked hard already and don't want you to have to repeat coursework.
  • Are scholarships available to transfer students?
    Yes, transfer students who transfer into the Fall semester are eligible for the Ashford University scholarships which are awarded based on cumulative grade point average. You may also qualify for scholarships in athletics based on your level of talent. There is also a wide range of financial assistance for which students may apply. The only way to be sure is to complete your FAFSA and have it sent to Ashford. Our Financial Aid Office will determine what financial aid is available to you.
  • Do transfer students take longer to graduate?
    That all depends on how many of your courses will transfer to AU.
  • If I transfer, can I still do an internship?
    Of course. If you're interested in an internship, see your Academic Advisor or contact the Office of Career Services at 563.242.4153, ext. 7711, or patricia.niemann@ashford.edu.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Admissions, 563.242.4023, ext. 7383 or 1.800.242.4153 or admissions@ashford.edu. All applicants for admission should forward the necessary admissions materials to: Admissions, Ashford University, 400 N. Bluff Blvd., P.O. Box 2967, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

* Please note: These frequently asked questions refer to transfer students who are interested in pursuing their Ashford University degree at the Clinton Campus.

Articulation Agreements

Ashford welcomes transfer students. Review the table below to see if your community college has signed an articulation agreement with Ashford University. An articulation agreement between your community college and Ashford University outlines certain courses that may be transferred for credit. Search now.

Transfer Guides

Illinois

Black Hawk College

Website: http://www.bhc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Black Hawk College

Illinois Central College

Website: http://www.icc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Illinois Central College

Illinois Valley Community College

Website: http://www.ivcc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Illinois Valley Community College

Joliet Junior College

Website: http://www.jjc.edu/Pages/default.aspx

View the Transfer Guide for Joliet Junior College

MacCormac College

Website: http://www.maccormac.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for MacCormac College

Oakton Community College

Website: http://www.oakton.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Oakton Community College

Sauk Valley Community College

Website: http://www.svcc.cc.il.us/

View the Transfer Guide for Sauk Valley Community College

Iowa

Des Moines Area Community College

Website: http://www.dmacc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Des Moines Area Community College

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Website: http://www.eicc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Eastern Iowa Community College District

Clinton Community College

Website: http://www.eicc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Clinton Community College

Scott Community College

Website: http://www.eicc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Scott Community College

Muscatine Community College

Website: http://www.eicc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Muscatine Community College

Hawkeye Community College

Website: http://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Hawkeye Community College

Indian Hills Community College

Website: http://www.indianhills.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Indian Hills Community College

Iowa Central Community College

Website: http://www.iccc.cc.ia.us/

View the Transfer Guide for Iowa Central Community College

Iowa Valley Community College District

Website: http://www.iavalley.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Iowa Valley Community College District

Iowa Western Community College

Website: http://iwcc.cc.ia.us/

View the Transfer Guide for Iowa Western Community College

Kirkwood Community College

Website: http://www.kirkwood.cc.ia.us/

View the Transfer Guide for Kirkwood Community College

North Iowa Area Community College

Website: http://www.niacc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for North Iowa Area Community College

Northeast Iowa Community College

Website: http://www.nicc.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Northeast Iowa Community College

Southwestern Community College

Website: http://www.swcciowa.edu/

View the Transfer Guide for Southwestern Community College

Southeastern Community College

Website: http://scciowa.edu

View the Transfer Guide for Southeastern Community College

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Website: http://www.witcc.edu

View the Transfer Guide for Western Iowa Tech Community College