Transfer student plans and information

If you have enrolled in any college-level coursework since graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student. We have transfer agreements with many community colleges. If you are planning on transferring into Iowa State, take a look at the transfer plans for the major you are considering. If you have questions about transferring into a major, contact the transfer adviser listed below.

All transfer plans can be viewed in the
Iowa State University transfer plan portal.
Click on College of Human Sciences to see our majors and view a specific plan.


Apparel, merchandising, and design
Christine Leiran Wise
30A MacKay Hall

Athletic training
Mary Meier
223 Forker Building

Child, adult, and family services
Elizabeth Harris
4380 Palmer, Suite 2321

Culinary food science
Amber Kargol
220 MacKay Hall

Diet and exercise
Amber Kargol
220 MacKay Hall

Amber Kargol
220 MacKay Hall

Early childhood education
Raquel Zuniga
4380 Palmer Building

Elementary education
Becky Koenen
133C MacKay Hall

Event management
Stacey Wertzberger
30B MacKay Hall

Family and consumer sciences education and studies
Michale Hansen
4380 Palmer

Financial counseling and planning
Carolyn Steckelberg
1337 Palmer

Food science
Amber Kargol
220 MacKay Hall


Hospitality management
Stacey Wertzberger
30B MacKay Hall

Janessa Boley
205 Forker
534 Wallace Rd

Virginia "Ginny" Wangerin
220 MacKay Hall

Nutritional science
Amber Kargol
220 MacKay Hall

Transfer equivalency guides

For more information about course equivalencies and transfer credit, please visit Course Equivalency Guides: Iowa State University Admissions.

Other resources for transfer students

ISU Admissions transfer student website – Hundreds of transfer agreements with colleges around the country help create a seamless transition to Iowa State.

TRANSIT allows you to enter coursework you have taken at a community college or university and generate an evaluation to see how it will be accepted at Iowa State University. With TRANSIT you can enter your coursework and get:

  • An evaluation of how your courses transfer to Iowa State University.
  • A preliminary degree audit showing you how the courses you have taken so far will apply to a specific degree program at Iowa State University.

ISU Admissions Partnership Program (APP) lets you enjoy the benefits of being an Iowa State student while enrolled at your community college. It's a great way to ensure a smooth and successful transition to your adventure at Iowa State.

Learning communities are small groups of students who generally take two or three courses together and may also live near each other in the same residence hall. Joining a learning community will create a support group who can smooth your transition in many aspects of being a student at ISU. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Iowa State’s learning communities as one of the top 25 programs in the nation.