Transfer Planning

getting started

Iowa Lakes students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university are encouraged to meet with a Transfer Planning advisor to discuss educational goals, college major, and what schools are being considered for transfer.

Begin the transfer planning process by starting your Laker Journey today!

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    Visit Campus or Explore our Virtual Tour

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    Meet with a Transfer Planning Advisor

    Meeting with our advisors will help you establish an educational pathway at Iowa Lakes to ensure a successful transfer to the four-year college or university of your choice.

    Molly Struve
    Director of Academic Success
    712-362-7935 |
    Estherville Campus

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    Connect with your Transfer College

    It is important to start communicating with your transfer college early! Let them know your plans and work with them to determine what requirements are needed for a successful transfer upon completing at Iowa Lakes.

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    Transcripts & Test Scores

    Tell us a little more about you! Submit your high school and/or college transcripts to our Records & Registration Office.

    Submit Transcripts & Test Scores

    Do you need more information or need to learn more about placement and assessment testing? Simply visit our placement testing page below and check this off your list today!

    Information about Placement Testing

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    Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Your education is more affordable than you think.

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  and use Iowa Lakes code: 001864.

    Interested in some free money?

    Iowa Lakes Community College helps keep your education within reach with many scholarship opportunities.

    Apply for Scholarships at Iowa Lakes

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    Orientation and Registration

    You’re officially a Laker! Now it's time to register for Orientation & Registration Day. Orientation and Registration day provides you with one more opportunity to connect with faculty, to learn more about resources and opportunities available at Iowa Lakes and to register for classes. We are so excited to join you on this journey!