Transfer Information

Two studentsAnimal Science welcomes transfer students

Transfer students are always welcomed in the Animal Science department at Iowa State University. When you transfer to Iowa State, you are entering a community dedicated to your success with resources available to back it up. We strive to provide valuable resources that can aid in your transition to Iowa State.



New Transfer Student Checklist

☑ Available for download as PDF.


Transfer Plans

Transfer plans were developed to simplify the transfer planning process. They are designed to assist students that are currently attending a two-year institution or plan to attend a two-year institution prior to transferring to Iowa State. Transfer plans are available for Iowa community colleges, as well as a handful of Illinois community colleges. If your institution is not listed, please contact an academic adviser listed below.

Transfer plans

Transfer credit for US Diversity or Int. Perspective Requirements

Forms (PDF & Word) - Pre-Vet forms included where available

If you do not see your school listed, contact an Academic Adviser listed below.

Course Equivalency Guides

Course Equivalency Guides lists courses offered at area community colleges and how they are articulated to Iowa State. Guides are available for community colleges in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. If your institution is not listed, please refer to TRANSIT or contact an academic adviser listed below.

Transfer credit

Where do transfer course(s) fit in degree requirements? TRANSIT

TRANSIT is a tool that transfer students use to find if your courses from two and four-year institutions will transfer and fulfill requirements for a chosen degree program. If your institution or course is not listed, please contact an academic adviser listed below.


Campus Resources

Transfer Admissions

Transfer student admissions

Orientation for New Transfer Students

New student orientation

Admissions Partnership Program (APP)

Admissions Partnership program (APP) gives students access to advisers and resources at Iowa State University while you still attend your community college. Students participate in APP while enrolled at their community college. It has a variety of benefits, including personal academic advising and mentoring from an adviser at Iowa State.

Community College Partnership Programs

Campus Visits

If you are considering attending Iowa State, we would strongly encourage you to come visit campus. Visiting Iowa State’s campus provides you the opportunity to see campus, tour the residence halls, meet current transfer students, but most importantly, visit with an academic adviser. An academic adviser can discuss transfer coursework and answer any questions. Transfer Student Visit Days are designed specifically for students wanting to transfer to Iowa State. More information regarding Transfer Student Visits Days and campus visits can be found on the Iowa State Admissions website. 



Students are encouraged to begin the application process to Iowa State University at least six months prior to the anticipated entry term. This allows students to take advantage of scholarships available at the departmental, college and university level.

Animal Science Scholarships & Financial Aid


Iowa State University has a variety of housing options available for students interested in living on campus. On-campus housing is composed of residence halls, University-owned apartments, and university-leased apartments.

Halls and apartments



If you are planning to transfer to Iowa State University, it is important to stay in contact with an adviser in the department.

Mrs. Kelsey Powell, Transfer Student Coordinator
Department of Animal Science
123E Kildee Hall
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-2293

Dr. Jennifer Bundy, Ph.D., Lecturer/Adviser
Department of Animal Science
123D Kildee Hall
(515) 294-7219

For more information about the curriculum in the Department of Animal Science, click here.