Transfer Plan

Thinking about transferring to MMU? Mount Mercy welcomes the opportunity to work with you to determine the best plan to help you finish your bachelors degree!


College-level credits earned at regionally accredited institutions are evaluated and may be accepted as credit toward graduation from Mount Mercy. 

  • 2-year colleges—We accept up to 63 credit hours from a 2-year college. Students transferring from an Iowa community college in the following majors may transfer additional credits as noted:
    • Up to 75 credits for students holding an AA, AS, or AAS and planning to major in a business related field, health care leadership, or outdoor conservation.
    • Up to 86 credits for students entering the RN-BSN program.  To qualify students must hold an RN degree and be working in the field.
  • 4-year colleges—Up to 93 credits can be transferred from a 4-year accredited college, ACE-recommended institution or military program.

Attended more than one school? It's not unusual for our students to have attended several institutions before arriving at Mount Mercy University. To make sure we can transfer as many of your credits as possible, please request official transcripts from all of the previous institutions you attended.

Prior Learning Assessment – We allow up to 30 credits through APEL (Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning) which permits students to request that substantial work-related or other prior learning experiences and accomplishments be evaluated for potential academic credit.