Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts degree is designed to provide the first two years of a typical college or university bachelor’s degree program in liberal arts, general education, or pre-professional studies. Completion of the degree will satisfy all of the general requirements at several area colleges and universities and many of the requirements at other schools. To earn the Associate in Arts transfer degree, a student must:

  • Earn a minimum of 64 semester credits, of which three credits must be designated to fulfill the diversity requirement.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher, using Iowa Lakes grade points earned divided by Iowa Lakes credits attempted for a standard letter grade, as defined elsewhere in this catalog.
  • Complete the following general requirements, totaling 40 or more semester credits:

(Transfer Majors may have specific courses in math, science, social science or humanities required.)

Faculty Contact

Erin Latona
Executive Dean of the Estherville Campus
712-362-7913 | elatona@iowalakes.educreate new email

Program Details


DEGREE: Associate of Arts (64 credits)

CAMPUS: All Campuses

Did You Know?

Students earning an AA degree at Iowa Lakes Earn $7,300 more each year compared to students with only a High School Diploma

Average Retention Rate One Year After Transferring to a Regent University: 78%

Average University Graduation Rates Three Years After Entry to a Regent University 56%


Term 1

Credits: 1

Students master the academic and personal skills needed to suc­ceed in higher education and in life. Content will cover academic, communication and life management skills. Goal setting, time management, note taking, test taking and how to be a lifelong learner will also be covered.

Term 2

Term 4