Transfer Students

 
 
 

Complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure you meet any Federal, State, Private, or Morningside requirements. Visit the FAFSA website

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START YOUR NEXT CHAPTER AT MORNINGSIDE

YOUR TRANSFER EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Making the choice to transfer is a big decision. Whether you have some classes, earned a degree from a two-year college, or are considering transferring from another four-year university, Morningside is ready to welcome you with generous transfer plans that will help you take the next step of your college journey.

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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TRANSFER?

Academic Programs

Explore over 65+ majors and preprofessional programs offered at Morningside.

Financial Aid & Scholarship

Explore financial aid and scholarships for transfer students.

Community College Pathways

Morningside has established multiple pathway programs that make it possible for you to complete the first part of your education at a two-year college and transfer to Morningside to earn your bachelor’s degree. See if your school is eligible.

HOW TO TRANSFER

It takes five minutes or less to apply for undergraduate enrollment. To get started, complete the following 3 steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out the free application below.
  • Step 2: Request your transcripts from your high school, or request your GED or HSED record. 
  • Step 3: Request a transcript from each college you have attended.
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TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS

If you’re looking for an on-campus community while earning your bachelor’s degree, Morningside can offer you that and much more.

Transfer Admissions Requirements for an On-Campus Undergraduate Experience

  • If you have 27 or more transferable credits, you need a minimum transfer GPA of 2.25 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • If you have fewer than 27 transferable college credits, you need:
    • A cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better (based on 4.0 scale).
    • Or Ranked in the top 50% of your high school class.
  • Complete the application to Morningside
  • Request to have transcripts sent from your high school or request your GED or HSED record
  • Request a transcript from any college(s) you have attended

TRANSFER RESOURCES

  • 1,300 online and graduate students
  • 1,200 undergraduate students
  • Named by alumni to the Forbes List of Grateful Grads
  • 99% job or graduate school placement rate
  • Named one of Iowa’s safest campuses
  • Extensive alumni network with over 15,000 alumni worldwide
  • 4,000 alumni in the Siouxland area
  • Active-learning focus with opportunities for travel, research, career exploration, and more
  • 28 Varsity sports
  • Choral music, instrumental music, theatre, and arts
  • 50+ student clubs and organizations
  • More than $20 million in scholarships awarded to undergraduate students

If you have completed an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited two-year college, all of your credits will be accepted when you transfer to Morningside. It’s just one way we try to help you have a hassle-free, welcoming experience.

To learn more about transferring credits to Morningside, view our Transferring Credits page.

If you’re looking for an on-campus community while earning your bachelor’s degree, Morningside can offer you that and much more.

Transfer Admissions Requirements for an On-Campus Undergraduate Experience:

  • If you have 27 or more transferable credits, you need a minimum transfer GPA of 2.25 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • If you have fewer than 27 transferable college credits, you need:
    • A cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better (based on 4.0 scale).
    • Or Ranked in the top 50% of your high school class.
  • Complete the application to Morningside
  • Request to have transcripts sent from your high school or request your GED or HSED record
  • Request a transcript from any college(s) you have attended 

If you need a more flexible option to complete your degree, our online Bachelor’s Completion Program is for you. See the requirements below. Online bachelor’s degree completion students may not participate in athletics, talent areas, or receive benefits paid through general fees.

Transfer Requirements for the Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

  • Completed 50+ credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.25 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • At least two years of work or volunteer experience
  • Complete the application to Morningside
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate coursework
  • Submit a high school transcript or proof of high school graduation if you are planning to apply for Financial Aid
  • Are not participating in athletics, talent areas, or wishing to access benefits typically paid through general fees

Contact Us

Questions? We’d love to help. Contact us today.

Amy Williams-Malenosky

Sr. Associate Director of Admissions

712-274-5552

williamsa@morningside.edu

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