There's never a better time to complete the degree you've earned!

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Earn your Associate Degree or certificate from Iowa Lakes Community College even after transferring to a four-year institution.

Reverse Credit Transfer is a collaboration between Iowa Lakes Community College and Iowa's major universities; Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa

Iowa Lakes' students who transfer to a participating Iowa university without completing their associate degree are given the opportunity to combine community college and university credits to achieve an associate degree.

Benefits of Reverse Credit Transfer
  • An associate's degree expands your earning potential, increasing average yearly salaries over $7,000 more than a person with a high school diploma.
  • It opens up opportunities for advancement. Employers are looking for a skilled and educated workforce, and your degree is a valuable achievement that adds to your resume. You enter the workforce well-prepared and qualified for a career in today's competitive job market. 
How to do a Reverse Credit Transfer

The Reverse Credit Transfer process is simple.

  • Have your official transcript sent to Iowa Lakes.
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Iowa Lakes posts your degree. 

There is no cost for official transcript review, degree posting, or commencement ceremony. 


Cody Alesch
Completion Specialist
calesch@iowalakes.educreate new email