College credit earned in high school may be accepted at UNI. In order for you to receive credit for college courses you have taken, you must request an official college transcript to be sent to the UNI Admissions Office. Note: College credit listed on your high school transcript is not considered as official.
College Course Recommendations
If you are planning to transfer college credit earned while in high school to UNI, we recommend you focus on courses that meet UNI's General Education (UNIFI: University of Northern Iowa Foundational Inquiry) category rather than major courses. See recommendations below. [Note the General Education (UNIFI) category they satisfy as follows: Written Communication (WC), Oral Communication (OC), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Human Condition-Domestic (HD), Human Condition-Global (HG), Scientific Reasoning (SR), Human Expression (HE), Responsibility (RE), and Connect Elective (CE).]
For course by course equivalencies for Iowa community colleges, click here. If you have questions about your credit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Composition I & II [Combined satisfy WC]
• Public Speaking OR Oral Communication [OC]
• World History courses (Each community college may have a different name for these courses) [HG]
• Introduction to Literature [HE]
• Introduction to Philosophy [RE]
• Art Appreciation OR Music Appreciation [HE]
Majors include Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance, Supply Management, Economics and Real Estate. In addition to the recommended courses listed above, a good option for business majors includes:
• Introduction to Sociology [HD]
Early Childhood or Elementary Education Majors
In order to become a licensed early childhood or elementary teacher in the state of Iowa, specific course requirements (some also satisfy general education requirements) must be fulfilled. In particular, it is important to pay attention to the science and social science courses. It is best to work directly with the Office of Admissions to ensure the proper classes for licensure are taken.
Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pre-Med, Pre-Health, Biomedical Majors
It is recommended that students take General Biology I & II and Chemistry I & II at UNI.