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How the Plan Works

The 2 Plus 2 Plan is for students who want to earn an associate of arts degree at an Iowa community college before transferring to the University of Iowa to earn a bachelor's degree. The plan connects you with Iowa advisors early on so you take the right courses at the right time to complete both degrees in a total of four years.

Transfer easily

Stay close to home for the first two years of college, saving time and money while earning your AA degree. When you transfer to Iowa, you'll automatically be considered a junior, and the University guarantees access to the courses you'll need to earn a bachelor's degree in just two more years.

Enjoy Iowa benefits before you transfer

Participants receive these Iowa benefits even before transferring:

  • Iowa admission counselors and academic advisers helping you every step of the way.
  • An Iowa One Card (your official UI student ID card), e-mail account, and electronic access to your records.
  • Access to the Pomerantz Career Center for career and internship exploration.
  • Use of University Libraries' extensive resources.
  • Discounted admission to select athletic and cultural events with your Iowa One Card.
  • Access to the new Campus Recreation & Wellness Center and other UI recreation facilities at Membership Rates less than the general public would pay.

Available majors

Click here to see the Iowa majors available through the 2 Plus 2 Plan. We're working with the community colleges to expand this list.

Available Majors


Because of the 2 Plus 2 guarantee, participants are required to meet certain requirements in order to join the plan, and meet ongoing requirements and checkpoints to remain in the plan after transferring.

2 Plus 2 Requirements

When to apply

You must apply to the University of Iowa before beginning your second year at the community college. Students can also apply while still in high school. Contact us if you have questions about your eligibility.

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Costs & financial aid

The only cost to participate in the plan is the application fee for admission. You'll pay community college tuition the first two years, and Iowa tuition after transferring.

Costs & Financial Aid
2 Plus 2 Transfer Scholarship

Transferring to Iowa if you are not in 2 Plus 2

The 2 Plus 2 Plan is just one way to transfer to the University of Iowa.

Other Transfer Options


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