Transfer Friendly

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)! 

Mount Mercy accepts 63-75 credits from community colleges and 93 credits total!
*75 credits for students majoring in business, health care leadership and outdoor conservation.

Transfer Plans – Traditional Day Program

For students completing an A.A. or A.S. or an A.A.S. in business administration.

Applied Management*
Criminal Justice
Education - Elementary
Education - Secondary
Graphic Design
Health Care Leadership

Human Resources Management*
Outdoor Conservation

Social Work 

*See also Business Core

Don’t see your major?

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 to discuss your classes!


1.  Check out how your general education courses transfer into MMU's liberal arts core.  
 --  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. 

2.  If you are a business major, first review the "business core" document and then check out the major specific information to see how your classes transfer.

3.  To graduate from Mount Mercy, you need a total of 123 credits. Mount Mercy accepts up to 75 credits from community colleges and 93 credits total. See graduation requirements here.

Accelerated and Online Programs

Our accelerated and online program classes start every 5 weeks!  Many options are available to working adults to be sure we find the most efficient path to completion. To get a personalized advising plan, please contact us at

See our majors and learn more about transferring to our evening accelerated or online programs.

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

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


Learn how to apply and transfer!