AA Degree Transfers
Congrats on completing your AA! Start the next stage of your journey and earn your bachelor's degree. Your general ed requirements are done, which means you can dive into your major coursework on day one at Cornell. The pace on the block plan and our 18-day schedule will be new, but we know you've got the right background to succeed here.
The 2 + 2 program means that we anticipate (depending on your major) you’ll graduate in two years from Cornell. Although some majors may require courses to be taken in a particular sequence, which may extend your graduation date beyond two years, we do everything we can to help you succeed and transition by providing a number of resources to you as soon as you commit to transferring into Cornell.
A Cornell advisor experienced with transfer students will be assigned to you right away—you can start working with your Cornell advisor while you are still a student at Kirkwood or Harper to assess whether your current courses are the best choice for your Cornell major and start thinking about how you’ll transition your course of study from Kirkwood or Harper into Cornell as soon as you arrive.
You don't have to be a Kirkwood or Harper grad to transfer to Cornell. We help students from all over the country through the transfer process.
Library and Center for Teaching and Learning
You will have immediate access to the Cole Library for research and resources from the four studios of the center, Academic Technology, Quantitative Reasoning, Research, and Writing. Get to know campus and one of the students’ favorite study spots, meet with our staff to improve writing skills, learn software specific to a course you’re studying, get help with a research topic from a consulting librarian, or hone your quantitative reasoning skills.
Berry Career Institute
The counselors in our Berry Career Institute can help you find resume-building internships and volunteer opportunities locally or with partners around the country. They can get you started with career exploration, mock interviews, networking, and grad school prep.
How do I transfer my credits?
Kirkwood and Harper students who complete their AA will be credited for all of the general education requirements for their BA degree. Any courses that may apply to your declared major in which you earned a “C” or higher will be evaluated for transfer credit. You will be expected to take a minimum of 16 credits at Cornell to complete your bachelor’s degree.
You don't have to be a Kirkwood or Harper grad to transfer. We can still help you through the transfer process. Find out specifics by emailing your transcript to Sharon Grice.
What materials are required for applying?
- Application with essay College transcript (high school transcript also required if you have less than 24 college credits)
- Teacher recommendations (optional, though encouraged)
What role does an advisor have with transfer students? You are immediately assigned an advisor who can walk through your current course plan with you and help you prepare to enter Cornell College. You and your advisor will look at the work you’ve completed and the major or majors you plan to pursue at Cornell and make a plan for a transition that makes the most of the work you’ve completed to date. Your advisor will be your mentor through your time at Cornell.
How easy is it to access Cornell faculty? Your professor will be teaching one class—the one you’re enrolled in—and he or she will be accessible both in class and after class.
Approved AA degrees
Kirkwood Community College
Southwestern Community College
Rock Valley College
College of Lake County
North Iowa Area Community College
Sauk Valley Community College
St. Clair County Community College
Indian Hills Community College
Waubonsee Community College
Des Moines Area Community College
City Colleges of Chicago Harold Washington
Iowa Central Community College
Iowa Western Community College
Hawkeye Community College
Northeast Iowa Community College
Eastern Iowa Community College
Muscatine Community College
Scott Community College
Clinton Community College
Southeastern Iowa Community College
College of DuPage
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Normandale Community College
Oakton Community College
Richland Community College
Ivy Tech Community College
Heartland Community College
Illinois Valley Community College
Moberly Area Community College
Neosho County Community College
- University of Wisconsin Waukesha
- Grossmont College El Cajon CA
- Tacoma Community College
- Glendale Community College
- Pikes Peak Community College
- Community College of Denver
- Front Range Community College
- Austin Community College
- Colorado Mountain College
- Spokane Community College
- Lake Tahoe Community College
- Green River College
- Lone Star College
- Bergen Community College NJ
- Community College of Philadelphia
- Carroll Community College
- Bronx Community College
- Blue Mountain Community College
- Mercer Community College
- Miami Dade College
- Dutchess Community College
- Hillsborough Community College
- Lake Sumter State College
- Gateway Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College