Your Path To Morningside.

Transferring Made Simple.

The Morningside Pathways (MP) program is designed to encourage, facilitate and support the transfer process for students who begin their higher education journeys at a community college. The MP program is designed so that community college students earn their associate's degrees before transferring to Morningside.


Below are the programs currently offered. Click the blue link to learn more about the program.

Des Moines Area Community College

Ellsworth Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Additional areas of study will be considered as the program develops.

Qualified students interested in MP are encouraged to connect with community college faculty and staff early in their degree program to prepare to apply for the MP.

Program admitted students will receive:

  • An academic roadmap that explores the coursework required to graduate on time
  • A financial plan and financial aid award

After committing to MP, students gain:

  • Access to online and on-site Advising and Career Planning tools for first and second-year students at Morningside
  • A Morningside Academic Advisor and staff mentor who serve as resources for MP students during their time in community college
  • Opportunities to participate in Performing Arts ensembles at Morningside

As the time to transfer to Morningside approaches, MP students will be able to register for classes and select housing alongside their fellow incoming juniors at Morningside.