Articulation Agreements, Course Articulation, and Transfer Resources
How to create an articulation agreement
Articulation agreements are formal partnerships between two colleges or universities documenting that a program or series of classes completed at one institution will be accepted to satisfy particular requirements at the other institution. These agreements create seamless pathways for students transferring between postsecondary institutions.
If you would like to begin the process of developing an articulation agreement between your academic program and an academic program at another institution, or if you would like to revise an existing agreement, follow the steps outlined in the articulation agreement process document. This document includes curriculum worksheets and an articulation agreement template, which includes a new online signing process via DocuSign.
How to articulate individual courses
If there is an individual course from another college or university that your academic department would like to accept as an equivalent to a UNI course, please contact the Office of Admissions transfer team at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in updating the equivalency information in the student information system.
Existing transfer resources
- Statewide Articulation Agreements create more seamless pathways among postsecondary institutions in Iowa
- Transfer Plans of Study are tools used to provide guidance to prospective students. These plans detail major-specific information about transferability of course credits between UNI and partner institutions. To update these plans, please email your changes to email@example.com.
- Students compare transfer courses with equivalent UNI courses, using Transfer Course Equivalency Lists or Transfer Plan-It tools.
- Index of Current Articulation Agreements
The University of Northern Iowa endorses the Joint Statement on Transfer and Award of Academic Credit approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO). The current issue of Transfer Credit Practices of Selected Educational Institutions, published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and publications of the American Council on Education are examples of references used by the university in determining transfer credit. See the academic catalog for details at https://catalog.uni.edu/