Feb 17, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree, AA

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Associate in Arts Transfer Degree

Associate in Arts Transfer DegreeThe 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 not more than 16 may be vocational or technical credits used as general electives and which may not be developmental education credits.
  • 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:


(10 semester credits)



(8 or more semester credits)



(5 or more semester credits)


Social Science

(9 semester credits from two or more areas)



(9 semester credits from two or more areas)



(3 semester credits)


Plus Electives to Total 64 Semester Credits:

  • May include up to 16 vocational/technical credits; do not include developmental courses or special needs courses.

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