Transfer Credit Policies

Contact Information

Deanna Stumbo
Department of English



If you have previously taken a 3000-level communications course similar to English 3020, 3090, or 3140 at another institution, you will need to get approval to use that course in place of a required 3020, 3090, or 3140 course at Iowa State University. Please note the following:

  • a 1000-level or 2000-level course that you have taken will not suffice under any circumstances.
  • a transfer request will be reviewed only after you have started attending Iowa State University and after you have completed the class with a grade of C or better.

Standards in many advanced communication courses do not meet those expected for Iowa State University’s English 3020, 3090, and 3140. Thus, requests for approval of transfer credit are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please review the descriptions of 3020, 3090, and 3140 in Iowa State University’s Course Catalog and select the one course (3020, 3090, or 3140) for which you are requesting transfer credit.

For a review, you must provide Deanna Stumbo ( with the following:

  • Request for Department Review of Transfer Course or Military Credit form filled out with your advisor’s assistance and signature. This form can be found on the Office of the Registrar website.
  • catalog course description of the course you took
  • syllabus and course schedule from that class
  • all major assignments composed in class or assignment descriptions

Please Note: 

  • Transfer course evaluation requests must include all the above information. This information is essential in determining whether the course’s learning outcomes are equivalent to our English 3020, 3090, or 3140. Requests not including all the above information will be denied for evaluation.
  • Transfer course evaluations will only be reviewed once the student has started attending Iowa State University and after the course has been successfully completed.
  • Please allow at least wo weeks for a response to a transfer course review.

The Director of Advanced Communication will review the information you provide to determine whether your course can be used in place of a required English 3020, 3090, or 3140 course at Iowa State University.