With Mount Mercy’s 2+2 program, students transferring from an Iowa community college with their associates degree are typically able to complete their bachelor’s degree at Mount Mercy University in two years (or less)! 

Transfer Plans – Traditional Day Program

Applied Management
Business Majors (Kirkwood students with A.A.S. degree)
Criminal Justice
Education - Elementary
Education - Secondary
Graphic Design
Health Care Leadership

Human Resources Management
Outdoor Conservation

Social Work 
See how your general education courses transfer into MMU's liberal arts core

Major not included?  Nearly any major at MMU can be completed in two years if you already have your associates degree. See our catalog for a plan of study or contact us at admission@mtmercy.edu. 


Transfer Plans - Accelerated and Online Programs

Accelerated Business Program:  Kirkwood to MMU Plan

See our majors and learn more about transferring into our evening accelerated our online programs!

  • Our accelerated and online programs start every 5 weeks! 
  • Many options are available to working adults to be sure we find the most efficience path to completion.  
  • To get a personalized advising plan, please contact us at admission@mtmercy.edu


Transfer Credits

  • Mount Mercy accepts 63-75* credits from community colleges and 93 credits total! 
  • Students who transfer to Mount Mercy with an AA degree from an Iowa community college will have all Core Curriculum requirements waived except the Mercy Capstone and one course in philosophy or religion. hese two requirements must be taken at Mount Mercy.   
  • *75 credits for students majoring in business, health care leadership and outdoor conservation.

Approved Colleges

  • Kirkwood Community College*          
  • Hawkeye Community College*
  • Indian Hills Community College*
  • Marshalltown/Iowa Valley Community College* 
  • Northeast Iowa Community College 
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Northwest Iowa Community College
  • Iowa Central Community College      
  • Eastern Iowa Community College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Southeastern Community College

Don’t see your college?  Email us at admission@mtmercy.edu

*Guaranteed Admission Programs- Students graduating with an A.A. or A.S. degree, or an A.A.S. in business, with a minimum 2.0 grade point, are automatically admitted to MMU.


Learn how to apply and transfer!