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The Ins and Outs of Transferring Tips for Transfer Students Available Transfer Scholarships A Student’s Perspective on Transferring Regional College/ University Profiles

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$6,000 Scholarship!


UNIVERSIT Y OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE EMBARK ON YO UR PAT H.

We’ll show you the way.

UW-LA CROSSE

Attracts students who want to be challenged academically. One of only two in Wisconsin named to Kiplinger’s 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” Offers transfer opportunities and assistance in planning your transfer. U N D E R G R A D U AT E :

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OUR STUDENT BODY COMES FROM:

31 STATES 27COUNTRIES 80% WISCONSIN RESIDENTS :

S T U D E N T- F A C U LT Y R AT I O

www.uwlax.edu | 608.785.8939

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE:

28

Admissions Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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UNDERGRADUATE

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GRADUATE

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DOCTORAL


Contents Page More Than Just a Classroom Offerings

Transfer Time’s Scholarship Winner: Nick’s Story Why Small Private Colleges are Worth Considering A Student’s Perspective

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Top 3 Student Transfer Tips

10 Steps to a Successful Transfer

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2 + 2 = Success

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Featured Schools in this Issue:

See our new website transfertimes.com to search schools by zip code, programs and more!

• Alverno College • Bradley University • Calumet College of St. Joseph • Cardinal Stritch University • Carthage College • Eureka College • Grand Canyon University • Illinois College • Illinois State University • Knox College • Lewis University • Loyola University Chicago • MacMurray College

• Manchester University • Marquette University • Miami University • Monmouth College • Olivet Nazarene University • Saint Mary’s College • Upper Iowa University • University of WisconsinLa Crosse • University of WisconsinParkside • Wisconsin Lutheran College

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Available Transfer Scholarships Check out some of the scholarships available for transfer students at participating colleges and universities.

For more details, go to transfertimes.com/transfer-scholarship. ALVERNO COLLEGE Milwaukee, WI

ILLINOIS COLLEGE Jacksonville, IL

MONMOUTH COLLEGE Monmouth, IL

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY Peoria, IL

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY Normal, IL

OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY Bourbonnais, Illinois

CALUMET COLLEGE OF ST. JOSEPH Whiting, IN

KNOX COLLEGE Galesburg, IL

Transfer Scholarship – Up to $2,000

Transfer Scholarships - Up to $22,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships - Up to $22,000

CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY Milwaukee, WI

LEWIS UNIVERSITY Romeoville, IL

Alvernia Scholarship - $10,000 - $13,000 Dean’s Scholarship - $9,000 - $12,000 Founder’s Scholarship - $8,000 - $11,000 Franciscan Scholarship - $7,000 - $10,000

Presidential Transfer Scholarship - $12,000 Academic Scholarship - $10,000-$12,000

Serra Scholarship - $12,000 per year St. Bonaventure Scholarship $10,000 per year Transfer Student Opportunity Grant $5,000 per year Boys & Girls Club Scholarship $1,000 per year International Student Scholarship $3,000 per year Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $3,000 per year

CARTHAGE COLLEGE Kenosha, WI

Spring Scholarship Competition $27,000 - Full tuition Fall Transfer Scholarship Competition $27,000 - Full tuition

EUREKA COLLEGE Eureka, IL

Steven W. Rigazio Scholarship - $20,880 Transfer Merit Scholarship - $2,000-$5,000 Phi Theta Kappa - $2,000 Family Legacy Grant - $500-$3,000 Residential Grant - $1,000 Fine Arts, Service, Leadership & Faith Awards - $500

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY Phoenix, AZ President Scholarship - $6,750 Provost Scholarship - $5,750 Dean Scholarship - $3,750 Faculty Scholarship - $2,750 Antelope Scholarship - $2,000 Phi Theta Kappa Grant - $1,000

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Transfer Academic Scholarship $10,000-$15,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $2,000 Transfer Achievement Scholarship - $1,000

Transfer Student Scholarship - $1,000 - $2,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $1,000 - $2,000

Transfer Scholarships – $10,000 – $12,000

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY Chicago, IL

The Transfer Presidential Award - $16,000 The Transfer Trustee Award - $15,000 The Transfer Academic Award - $14,000 The Transfer Dean’s Award - $11,000 The Transfer Rambler Award - $7,000

MACMURRAY COLLEGE Jacksonville, IL

Transfer Scholarship - $10,000 - $20,000 Phi Theta Kappa - $1,000 Legacy Award - $1,000

MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY North Manchester, IN Phi Theta Kappa - $19,500 Presidential Scholarship - $19,500 Dean’s Scholarship - $17,500 Faculty’s Scholarship - $15,500 Founder’s Scholarship - $13,500 Director’s Scholarship - $10,500

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY Milwaukee, WI

Pere Marquette Award - Avg. award $13,000 Dean’s Scholarship - $3,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $3,000 Transfer Scholarship - $2,000

MIAMI UNIVERSITY Oxford, OH

Monmouth College Academic Scholarships Up to $20,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $2,000 Wallace Founders Scholarship - Full tuition

Transfer Scholarship - Awards up to $19,000 Army ROTC Scholarship – Room & Board, $7,900 Music Scholarships - Up to $5,000 Art Scholarships - Up to $3,000 Marching Band Scholarship - $2,500 Orchestra Scholarship - $2,500 Olivet Need Grant – Amount based on FAFSA

SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE Notre Dame, IN

Brother Andre Award - $5,000 Bertrand Award - $10,000 Le Mans Award - $14,000 Madeleva Scholarship - $16,000 Dean’s Scholarship - $18,000 Presidential Scholarship - $20,000 Moreau Presidential Scholarship - $25,000

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY Fayette, IA Alexander Scholarship - $13,000 Mott Scholarship - $11,000 Albright Scholarship - $8,500 Achievement Scholarship - $1,000

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LA CROSSE La Crosse, WI

UWL Foundation Scholarships - Awards vary Transfer Scholarships - Awards vary

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PARKSIDE Kenosha, WI Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $3,000 Ranger Scholarship - $2,600 Recognition Scholarship - $2,000

WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE Milwaukee, WI Transfer Scholarships - $7,000 - 11,000 Fine Arts Scholarships - Awards vary

Transfer Scholarships - $2,000 - $10,000

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4 Year School

Comparison Guide Key Areas to Compare

Use this table to help evaluate and take notes on your top transfer destination schools. Visit transfertimes.com to view school profiles that address the areas listed below. Work with your academic advisor and contact transfer schools to determine which school is best for you.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

School Name City, State Do they offer my major? # of Credits that will Transfer Admissions Requirements

Deadlines Financial Aid Tuition & Fees Scholarships Available Notes

Overall Ranking

Enter to Win a $6,000 Scholarship! Visit TransferTimes.com/scholarship to enter today. Two $6,000 Transfer Times Scholarships are awarded per academic year to qualifying students from community colleges. You could be the next winner! (See contest details online.)

S Entry

deadline is December 1, 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS NICK! Spring Transfer Times Scholarship Winner Find out more about our Transfer Times winner inside.

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YOU HAVE A GREAT START.

FINISH STRONG.

TRANSFER TO MARQUETTE.

At Marquette, you’ll get the attention, service and experience needed to achieve your goals and complete your degree. Marquette offers nationally ranked programs and a supportive campus community with personalized attention that starts from the moment you contact us. Talk to a transfer specialist about transferring to Marquette. Laura or Adam will personally answer your questions, help you with the transfer process and schedule a visit. Transfer to Marquette and finish strong. Here, you will learn to Be The Difference. Laura: 414.288.1614 laura.schram@marquette.edu

Adam: 414.288.6953 adam.stout@marquette.edu

Apply today. Start next semester. marquette.edu/transfer

Undergrad Enrollment

COLLEGE 8,238 SNAPSHOT 6

Student/ Faculty Ratio

Tuition and Fees

Students of Color

15:1

$39,330

24%

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It’s More Than Just Classroom Offerings

schools have peer tutors—students who are handpicked by professors to offer additional coursework assistance outside of the classroom. Peer tutors often guide one-on-one and group study sessions, help revise research papers, offer study assistance and provide tips in successfully navigating through classes. You may also find that colleges have designated study centers offering after-class assistance and study sessions.

Does your school have a proven record of graduate success? Your college education should prepare you for your next stage of life—whether it be graduate school or the workforce. When considering colleges to transfer to, do your research and ask questions about each school’s graduate success: • What percentage of alumni are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation? • What do employers say about their employees who graduated from your institution?

Transferring to a new college can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Not only is transferring an opportunity to begin fresh, but it’s an opportunity to renew your aspirations and ensure you’re attending a school that will offer you a quality education and positive campus life experience. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of transferring, rest assured that colleges want to assist you in making the transition as smooth as possible, and they want to answer all of your questions as you make your final decision. Amidst your search for the best college and experience for YOU, consider asking college representatives these questions in addition to those you’re already asking about credit transfers and your chosen area of study:

What does student and faculty interaction look like at your school? Most students want faculty members who will inspire them to learn and who will assist them in the learning process. Inquire as to whether faculty members are available to meet with you outside of class to answer questions and assist with course material. You may also be interested in the student-tofaculty ratio, as it could provide some insight on the amount of personal assistance you would receive.

What academic support services are available for students? While you’ll likely find that many faculty members are happy to offer assistance with their course material, you may also want to seek out peer support. Inquire as to whether

• Do graduate students feel prepared in their next level of education after receiving their undergraduate degree from your institution?

Are career counselors available when I’m ready to graduate? You may want to inquire about the availability of career counselors. Many colleges have individuals who are dedicated to aiding students in writing their cover letters and resumes, searching for jobs, offering practice interviews, and providing study guides for graduate school entrance exams. Services like these allow you to hit the ground running when it comes to landing your first job or being accepted into graduate school.

How can I get involved on campus? While you’ll certainly want to inquire about academics at the school you’re considering, you’ll also want to ask about the ways you can get involved on campus. Colleges offer many clubs, organizations, teams and groups for students. Maybe you’re interested in music, the arts, student government, the campus newspaper, athletics, politics, service project opportunities … the list goes on! Take time to explore the opportunities available to you. Getting involved on campus allows you to explore your interests and develop friendships at your new school.

What is campus life like? Perhaps you enjoy playing flag football or chatting over coffee with friends. During your college search, be sure you’re looking for a school that not only meets your academic expectations, but also feels like your home-awayfrom-home. Inquire with college admissions personnel about the campus community. JEFF GUTHMILLER is the senior associate director of admissions and transfer coordinator at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where he is also the head women’s tennis coach. His advice to students in their college search: “Know your passions and follow your gut.”

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Transfer Times Spring Scholarship Winner Shares His Education Journey Nick Kelley won the Transfer Times $6,000 Spring Scholarship. He recently graduated from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) with an associate’s degree in liberal arts. This fall, Nick is transferring to Bradley University to complete his bachelor of arts degree in sports communication. Nick’s educational path after high school began at a large four-year university. He says he chose his mother’s alma mater without as much as visiting or researching majors. After a few weeks on campus, he realized that the school wasn’t the right fit for him and left school. “I was incredibly uncomfortable and wildly insecure about spending tens of thousands of dollars on a degree that I wasn’t sure I wanted.” Shortly after leaving school, Nick joined a band and toured across the United States playing music for four years. “I had a blast and learned a lot about myself and the world,” he says, “but it was through this journey that I realized I wanted to return to school.” Nick felt the most logical decision for him would be to return to school at a community college. “I was skeptical as to how successful I could be, but I was blessed with several opportunities that allowed me to commit further than I had ever thought I would. I tried out for the varsity baseball team, and made it. I met great professors that guided me and encouraged me to join some great leadership organizations – Phi Beta Lambda and Phi Theta Kappa.” After believing he would never return to school, Nick completed his associate’s degree at DMACC with a 4.0 GPA and received other honors including being named a four-time Academic All-Region student-athlete and a top ten finisher in two categories at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.

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TransferTimes.com!

Future plans for Nick include working for Major League Baseball. “I’d like to work either directly for a team or the league itself in some communication role, such as public relations or media relations. I hope to instill the belief that anything can be accomplished with proper drive and motivation, just as I proved to myself with the help of my community college.” Nick says the Transfer Times scholarship will help ease the financial burden of paying for college – especially, he says, since he is 24 and can’t rely on financial assistance from my parents. “Finding more hours to study rather than work will be a great relief.” One word sums up Nick’s experience in community college – community. “I learned how to build relationships with professors, staff, students of all backgrounds, ages, and cultures, and the community that supports us. I learned how important building and maintaining a personal community that you can trust and build with is so important, and that led me to the decision to continue on in my education, and try a four-year university again.” When transferring, Nick says he made sure to research and visit several schools before making his choice. “I found everything that I was looking for in Bradley University, and I am excited to be able to share my story and experience with perspective students for the next two years as a Student Admissions Representative.” Nick’s advice for community college students planning to transfer? Make your own decision, and don’t rush your choice.

“Research several schools that meet your interests, and if you’re not comfortable with any, don’t force yourself -- Be confident in your choice. Nothing has prepared me better than my experience at DMACC!”

Transfer Times is looking for current and former two-year students to contribute articles about their transfer experiences on TransferTimes.com. This is a great way to help students who are following in your shoes and to get published in a regional publication! If you are interested in contributing an article to Transfer Times, please contact Rachel Schaar at rachel@transfertimes.com.

Tell Us About Your Transfer Experience! Transfer Times is conducting a survey to learn about the transfer experience for two-year students looking to transfer to a four-year school.

To participate visit: transfertimes.com/survey.html Two qualified participants will win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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4 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU TRANSFER TO KNOX 1. YOU’LL TRULY UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF EXPERIENCE

3. YOU’LL MAKE FRIENDS WITH PEOPLE FABULOUSLY UNLIKE YOU

We offer every student a $2,000 Power of Experience Grant in their junior or senior year to help pay for study abroad, research and creative work, internships, or community service.

Knox is one of the 50 most diverse campuses in America, with a community that includes a wide array of races, ethnicities, ages, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds.

2. YOU’LL GO DEEP Our academic calendar (three 10-week terms, three courses per term) gives you time to fully engage with the subject matter. Choose one of our Knox-only immersive terms, and you’ll spend 10 weeks thoroughly exploring a single area of interest, from clinical psychology to repertory theatre.

COLLEGE SNAPSHOT How Many Students?

1,400 Student Faculty Ratio

12:1

4. YOU’LL DO WORK THAT MATTERS Knox students become engaged, innovative, and productive global citizens, ready to lead lives of purpose and prepared to work in fields that may not even exist yet.

Here’s to the power and beauty and possibility of you. Start your own human-powered Knox experience by saying hello!

0%

Of Classes Are Taught By Graduate Students

Transfer Scholarships Up to

knox.edu/hello

$22,000

Galesburg, Illinois

Application Deadline Fall Term, April 1 Winter Term, Nov. 1 Spring Term, Jan. 15

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COLLEGE SNAPSHOT How Many Students?

550 Student Faculty Ratio

13:1

MAC FAM WHERE

TRANSFERS MATTER

Discover the MAC FAM experience PERSONAL ATTENTION MATTERS

Our Faculty know your name and your plans for the future u Career Services helps you get internships in your field of study u Our Staff helps you get involved in the community and service learning u Our Center for Learning Excellence is ready to help support your studies u

Average Class Size

14 Scholarships from

$12,000 to $20,000

$1,000

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

COST MATTERS MacMurray offers generous scholarships for transfer students u Scholarships range from $12,000 to $20,000 per year u Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarship of $1,000 for qualifying students u 98% of students receive financial aid u

SCHEDULES MATTER Over 25 majors and pre-professional on-campus programs u MacMurray also offers completely online degress in: w Business Administration, Criminal Justice & RN to BSN u

APPLY NOW at mac.edu/apply, 217-479-7056 or admissions@mac.edu.

JACK SON V ILLE, ILLI NOIS MacMurray College Transfer Times ad 2017.indd 1

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Why Small Private Colleges are Worth Considering Transferring to a new college can be a wonderful opportunity for academic and personal growth, but finding the right one isn’t always an easy task. When considering your options, don’t rule out small, private colleges or universities, which can offer many advantages over larger, public institutions without the sticker shock you might expect. Here are some benefits associated with small, private schools: It’s more affordable than you think. Private colleges award billions in institutional grant aid annually, according to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Plus, most offer merit-based scholarships that could potentially cut your tuition bill by half. The lesson: Never eliminate a college or university from your consideration list because of the published tuition. Seek out an admissions counselor or financial aid advisor at each school to help you determine your scholarship eligibility and your individual financial aid package.

Your professors will know you by name. Most private colleges offer smaller class sizes, with no large lecture halls and no classes or labs led by graduate students. This will give you the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your professors. You will be a name, not a number.

You won’t get lost in the crowd. All colleges and universities offer various support with personal, social, health, financial, academic and other issues. At smaller, private institutions these services tend to be more personalized, and you’ll receive more guidance from top staff and faculty.

There’s more opportunity for leadership. It’s easier to get involved and stand out in the classroom and in extracurricular activities at small schools. This will give you more opportunity to practice your leadership skills. Plus, small schools often encourage students to start their own organizations based on their interests, if it’s not already established on campus.

You’ll have access to a committed alumni network. You’ve heard the old networking decree “it’s not what you know but who you know.” Although that’s not 100 percent accurate – you do need to know your stuff – having a strong network of professionals at the time of your graduation and beyond can lead to job referrals and job leads. Alumni networks, in particular, can be a powerful force, and small colleges and universities tend to have strong networks with a higher level of interaction and longer-lived relationships. As you search for your transfer school, it’s important to remember that each school has its own personality and visiting the campus is the best way to determine if it’s the right fit for you.

LIZ PAULSEN is a Communications Specialist at Alverno College

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A Student’s Perspective on Transferring HAILEY KRAHN attended Milwaukee Area Technical College and recently transferred to Alverno, where she is studying to get her Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Transferring schools in the middle of your college career can be overwhelming and confusing. Obtaining the right information from the right resources is key to making the transfer happen smoothly. Here are some tips I would recommend to any transfer student:

Tips for Transfer Students

• Meet with your academic advisor from both your community college and the school you intend to transfer to. • Go to transfer fairs to see what other schools have to offer – you can see many schools in one place. • Keep track of the schools you visit – what you did and didn’t like about each school, and also what each school has to offer for YOU. • Take notes at school visits or bring someone with you so you can gather as much information as possible.

Research Your Choices

Make sure you have enough time to research each school you’re interested in and meet with representatives at these schools – this helped me a lot in my transferring process. After a couple college visits, I was able to narrow down my choices to two colleges in Wisconsin. Both schools are very credible schools and have excellent nursing programs, so deciding between the two colleges was really tough. I made a spreadsheet of what each school had to offer for me and compared the pros and cons. By giving myself enough time to research, I was able to make a clear decision about what school I wanted to attend.

Challenges with Transferring

The challenges that I have faced while deciding where to transfer is that some schools weren’t able to give me a definite answer about school schedules, graduation year or tuition. I found that talking to the right person at a college really makes a difference! Everyone will experience some complications in their transfer process, but as long you are reaching out to the right resources and keeping in contact with your school of choice, the process shouldn’t be stressful or complicated.

Top 3 Transfer Student Tips Transferring to a new school mid college career is a bold and adventurous move. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people—perhaps live in a new city—gain new cultural experiences and challenge yourself. But challenge and change, although both inherently good, can be stressful and scary. Among the many moving parts, here are three main items to focus on when considering which college to transfer to and adjusting after you transfer.

Transfer Logistics

First, figure out what the admission requirements for transfer students are at your potential transfer school. Hopefully, there is a designated transfer department to help you through this process.

Some questions to consider: Am I admissible? How many of college credits will transfer? Are there scholarship options for transfer students? What about tuition—what are in- and out-of-state tuition rates?

Campus Life

Once you narrow down your scope of schools based on admissibility, tuition, etc., it’s time to discover what campus life is like – go visit some campuses! Are there lots of clubs, sports and organizations for you to get involved in? Is faculty supportive? Is campus fun and safe? Some colleges invite students to stay the night for a real campus experience. Overnight stays often include free

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lodging in residence halls, the chance to meet other future students as well as current students, a campus tour and more. Be sure to ask the transfer counselors at the colleges you’re considering if this is an option—it’s the perfect way to check out campus life.

You Made it—Now What?

The best way to acclimate to a new campus is to dive right in! What clubs or sports can you join? What on-campus jobs and/or internships are available? Working on campus means you’ll have a no-fuss commute and you’ll meet fellow students and classmates. Live on campus—it’s a great way to make friends—and even become an RA. Many colleges have unique ways to welcome new students to campus. Welcome programs are designed to help students get to know campus, meet new friends and enjoy fun outings like movies, dodgeball and other sports, social gatherings and more. “There were plenty of campus-wide activities and events that took place during [my first week] and then throughout the college year,” said Jessica Baral, senior, communications major at Grand Canyon University. “This certainly helped me to adjust to the campus culture as well as hear other students’ college journeys.” ALISSA MARRAPODI a copywriter in the marketing department at Grand Canyon University.

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How Many Students?

COLLEGE 1,200 SNAPSHOT

Average Class Size

15

% Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%

Maximum Credits that Transfer from 2-yr School

64

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COLLEGE SNAPSHOT How Many Students?

TOP 10

5,400

U.S. SCHOOLS FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT WALL STREET JOURNAL

Student Faculty Ratio

12:1

95%

OF STUDENTS GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

185

Majors

Top IL Regional

100%

of Classes Taught by Faculty

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Transfer Visit Programs • October 13, 2017 • February 23, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • Breakfast - Interact with other transfer students • Admission presentation • Student-led campus tour • Meet with faculty in your major To visit, register online at: bradley.edu/transfervisit 1501 W. Bradley Ave. • Peoria, IL 61625 • bradley.edu/transfer • (309) 677-1000

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN • WLC.EDU/TRANSFER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE You’ll identify your strengths and explore career pathways through rigorous academic majors that enable you to lead when others follow. You’ll gain the skills to tackle authentic challenges through undergraduate research, clinical experiences, and professional internships.

We were a l l ma de fo r a

MOMENT

COLLEGE SNAPSHOT How Many Students?

1,200

TOTAL ENROLLMENT Student Faculty Ratio

At WLC, you’ll

BE PREPARED for

11:1

life’s critical moments, ready to step into

YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE. We’ll

Average Class Size

deliver an academic and

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faith experience that elevates and activates

YOUR POTENTIAL. CHRISTIAN FAITH Our faculty is well versed in tackling real-world issues while holding true to scriptural principles. You’ll address the challenge of applying your faith in service to the world around you, and we promise to support you in that journey. TRANSFER STUDENTS THRIVE AT WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE through challenging academics, new friendships, and life-changing experiences. Contact your personal transfer admissions counselor today!

% Students Receiving Financial Aid

99%

Academic Programs

38 Majors

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when discovery becomes wisdom Our vision of academic excellence isn’t the typical vision. Here, it’s about talented and driven young women exploring who they are and how they can impact the world. It’s about digging in, pushing boundaries, falling down, getting up, challenging yourself, surprising yourself, opening yourself up to new realities. It’s about looking at life more deeply than ever before and finding…you.

Now is your time | #DiscoverSMC

SAINTMARYS.EDU

How Many Students?

COLLEGE 1,600 SNAPSHOT 16

Student/ Faculty Ratio

10:1

Graduation Rate

93%

Earned Degree in 4 yrs.

% Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%

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CONTINUE YOUR SUCCESS AT THE

#1 DESTINATION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS IN ILLINOIS!

Admissions.IllinoisState.edu

How Many Students?

COLLEGE 21,039 SNAPSHOT

Graduation Rate

TOP 10%

in the Nation

Transfer Enrollment

34%

2017 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll

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WE ALSO OFFER GENEROUS TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS:

SWITCH TO STRITCH. At Stritch, we know what transfer students want in a university. Our counselors will provide you with one-on-one attention throughout the entire enrollment process. You will also get a personal evaluation of your transcripts so you know exactly what you’ll need to take before you start.

Serra Scholarship: $12,000 per year

International Student Scholarship: $3,000 per year

St. Bonaventure Scholarship: $10,000 per year

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $3,000 per year

Transfer Student Opportunity Grant: $5,000 per year

Boys & Girls Clubs Scholarship: $1,000 per year

Find out more: www.stritch.edu/Transfer

COLLEGE SNAPSHOT 18

Student/ Faculty Ratio

11:1

Maximum Credits that Transfer from 2-yr School

70+

Scholarships up to

Academic Programs

$12,000

40+

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Hundreds of students transfer to Olivet each year

COLLEGE COLLEGE SNAPSHOT SNAPSHOT Undergrad How many Enrollment students?

A

3,000 1,250

size: 875"

Option B Ad space size: 5.625" x 9.5"

Student Undergrad Faculty Ratio Enrollment

17:1 300

Transfer Students Student Make up Faculty Ratio

25%

1/20

of each Graduating Class

% Tuition Students Receiving and Fees Financial Aid

$20,000 PER YEAR

99%

olivet.edu

Academic Graduation Programs Rate

More than 120 4.5 Fields Years of Study 1

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When considering where to continue your education, we encourage you to see how Parkside stacks up! þ Small class sizes and in-demand academic programs þ 100% of courses taught by faculty – not teaching assistants þ Plenty of financial aid and renewable scholarship opportunities þ Time to graduation is reduced because transfer credits – and that saves money þ Most affordable four-year university in Wisconsin – and lower than most in Illinois þ Greater than 90% placement in pre-med, nursing, business, computer science, and theatre arts

900 WOOD ROAD | KENOSHA, WI 53144 | 262-595-2355 | ADMISSIONS@UWP.EDU | UWP.EDU/ADMISSIONS

How Many Students?

COLLEGE 4,600 SNAPSHOT 20

Student Faculty Ratio

Tuition and Fees

20:1

$10,516

More than

500

Internship Opportunities

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CHART YOUR NEXT PATH

Loyola University Chicago offers more than 80 majors and more than 250 student organizations for you to choose from. So no matter what your interests—in or out of the classroom—Loyola is a place where you can follow your ambitions and achieve your goals.

LEARN MORE • LUC.edu/transfer

How Many Students?

Undergrad Enrollment

COLLEGE 16,422 11,129 SNAPSHOT

% Students Employed or Attending Grad School Within 3 months

98%

525+

Employers Hired Loyola Students for Internships

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looking for what’s next?

carthage views

If you’re looking for a distinctive, personalized education, consider all that Carthage College has to offer.

scholarships Apply to Carthage today and be eligible to compete for a

full-tuition scholarship. additional scholarships: 75% of tuition scholarship

Make Carthage your next view:

carthage.edu/transfer

Undergrad Enrollment

COLLEGE 2,600 SNAPSHOT 22

Merit Scholarships ranging from $500 to $16,000 Carthage Phi Theta Kappa $3,000 scholarship

Transfer Enrollment

Student/ Faculty Ratio

293

12:1

% Transfer Students Receiving Financial Aid

More than 90%

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EDUCATION BUILT FOR

Life

Nationally recognized, studentcentered university, committed to your success • Convenient 8-week classes to fit your lifestyle • Smooth transfer of up to 90 college credits • Master’s and bachelor’s degrees enable students to reach their educational goals • Passionate faculty dedicated to helping students succeed and move forward in their careers

For more information, contact

800.553.4150 – info@uiu.edu

UIU.EDU/TRANSFERTIMES

How Many Students?

COLLEGE 5,447 SNAPSHOT

92%

of Students Employed or Attending Graduate School After Graduation

Student/ Faculty Ratio

17:1 UNIVERSITY-WIDE

Maximum Credits that Transfer from 2-yr School

UP TO 78 CREDITS

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COLLEGE SNAPSHOT How Many Students?

1,535 Student Faculty Ratio

15:1 % of Classes with Fewer than 40 Students

97.9% % Students Receiving Financial Aid

100% Average Financial Aid Package

$23,000

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Transfer Information Sessions Held on the third Saturday of each month from 9-10:30AM. Register online at lewisu.edu/tis.

MilitaryFriendly

Lewis University is a proud partner in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Visit lewisu.edu/veterans.

ONE OF THE MOST TRANSFER-FRIENDLY

UNIVERSITIES IN ILLINOIS

We asked our students why they chose Lewis. Here’s what they said:

ACADEMIC MAJORS

More than 80% of students choose Lewis for its career-focused programs including nursing, aviation, business, criminal justice, education and computer science.

ADULT ACCELERATED DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAMS

Course options available in day, evening, online and blended formats.

Undergrad Enrollment

COLLEGE SNAPSHOT 4,553

HANDS-ON LEARNING

Students learn by doing at Lewis.

INCREDIBLE FACULTY

Dedicated faculty with real-world experience will teach, mentor and encourage you in and out of the classroom.

CONTACT US

admission@lewisu.edu lewisu.edu/transfers

(815) 836-5250 One University Parkway Romeoville, IL 60446

CONNECTIONS

More than 300 employers recruit on campus annually.

Transfer Enrollment

More than 600

Maximum Credits that Transfer from 2-yr School

72

SEMESTER HOURS

Scholarships

$10,000 to $12,000

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U N I V ER SIT Y OF W ISCONSI N–L A CROSSE

COLLEGE SNAPSHOT Undergrad Enrollment

9,728 Student Faculty Ratio

19:1 Average Class Size

28 Overall Career Placement Rate

98% Academic Programs

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E M B A R K O N Y O U R PAT H .

We’ll show you the way.

www.uwlax.edu | 608.785.8939 Admissions Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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10 Steps to a Successful Transfer

5. Talk with an academic advisor After learning more about the admission guidelines and timeline, talk with an academic advisor at the institution to learn more about your academic program and/or academic opportunities. You can ask the advisor questions, such as:

Transferring institutions involves many factors and procedures. Breaking down the college transfer process into small, manageable steps can make transferring easier and much less stressful.

• Are there classes you can take at your current institution that will count towards degree requirements? • What are the graduation requirements for your intended program of study? • What resources are available for exploring/undecided students? • What would a sample degree plan look like based on the courses you have already completed?

1. Consider why you are transferring

6. Apply (EARLY!)

Take time to write down factors that led to transferring. Are you needing to relocate? Have you completed a 2-year degree and are looking to continue your education? Does your current institution not fit your needs? Are there external factors requiring you to find another institution? Understanding and reflecting on why you are transferring and transitioning to a new campus can assist you in selecting the best fit.

2. Find colleges that align with your needs Make a checklist using the factors you wrote down for why you are transferring. There are lots of resources, including articles and a comparison guide in Transfer Times, that can assist you in finding the college(s) that fit your needs.

3. Understand the admission guidelines Admission guidelines are typically listed on the college’s Admissions Office webpage. These guidelines are important to know, as colleges vary in the minimum requirements for admission. Additionally, meeting the minimum requirements may not guarantee admission. Connect with an admission’s counselor to learn if you are a competitive candidate. If you do not meet a college’s requirements, ask how to become a stronger candidate for admission. The sooner you reach out to the Admissions Office, the more time you will have to make yourself more competitive.

Find out when applications open and apply as early as possible. This will give you time to receive an admissions decision, and, if accepted, allow ample time to complete any other necessary steps, such as applying for available scholarships, registering for classes, signing up for housing, etc.

7. Read through your admissions materials Most, if not all institutions, will send supplemental materials along with your admission letter. These may be mailed, emailed, or both. Keep an eye out for these mailings and read through the information thoroughly. Typically, these materials will give instructions on important next steps to take.

8. Talk with an academic advisor, again Since you have been a college student before, the registration process will likely feel familiar. However, each institution operates differently. It is important to meet with an academic advisor to ensure you register for the appropriate coursework for your intended academic program.

4. Visit campus

9. Attend transfer orientation

Do not wait until after you apply to contact admissions or other resources at your prospective institutions. You may have gathered a lot of information online about your school of choice, but a campus visit can be very beneficial. As soon as you are considering transferring – reach out! Meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about the college. Some questions you might consider asking include:

Many institutions offer an orientation program for new transfer students. This is a great opportunity to meet with advisors and/or faculty, register for classes, and meet other students transferring to the institution. Starting at a new college can be a big adjustment. Connecting with other students to share this experience with can be beneficial and assist in a successful transition.

• What are the guidelines to be considered for admission?

10. Arrive to your new campus for classes

• If you do not meet the admission guidelines, what steps can you take to become eligible for admission? • Will your credits transfer? • If you are earning an associate’s degree, will it waive your general education requirements? • When do applications open? • Is there an application deadline?

Once you arrive to campus, take time to meet other students and get involved. Most importantly, though, be sure to take a moment to celebrate your success. You have accomplished a major milestone and are only a few steps away from another – a bachelor’s degree. HANNA WRIGHT serves as the Transfer Admissions Counselor for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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How Many Students?

COLLEGE 1,050 SNAPSHOT 28

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Timeline

Students Receiving Financial Aid

90%

Average Class Size

20

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e g e ll o C a k e r u EWelcomes TRANSFER STUDENTS!

888.438.7352

APPLY ONLINE EUREKA.EDU

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Whether you’re looking for the full college experience or simply a place to finish your degree, it’s possible at Eureka College. We’ll help you design your #UniquelyEureka educational experience.

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CALL

COLLEGE SNAPSHOT

Why Eureka? • Transferring to Eureka College is easy

• Your credits will count • 100% of accepted students receive scholarships

• Internship opportunities—

#UniquelyEureka

ON GRADUATION DAY, YOU’LL BE PREPARED FOR WHAT’S TO COME!

100% Maximum Credits that Transfer from 2-yr School

68 Credit Hrs. Average Financial Aid Package

$15,110

see the world!

• Get involved in over

40 student organizations, including 16 Division III varsity sports

• 95% of EC grads Find out how you can be

% of Classes With Fewer Than 40 Students

are employed or off to grad school within 6 months of graduation

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% Students Receiving Financial Aid

100% Tuition and Fees

$30,220-Resident $21,120-Commuter

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Complete your education at Illinois College Transfer students are an integral part of our student body. Whether you are transferring from a two-year institution or a four-year institution, our smooth and streamlined process will make your move to Illinois College seamless.

Fall 2017 Transfer Visit Days: September 29, October 20, November 3, November 17 Register online at www.ic.edu/transfer/transferdays

COLLEGE SNAPSHOT 30

How Many Students?

Student Faculty Ratio

958

12:1

Athletics

20 NCAA Division III Teams

Scholarships up to

$15,000

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IN DEMAND: WOMEN WHO STRIVE FOR MORE

Are you looking for a college that can help you REACH YOUR POTENTIAL? At Alverno, we recognize the work you’ve already done and help you practice and perfect the skills most IN DEMAND by today’s employers. We also offer transfer scholarships up to $13,000 and a special scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa students.

#BeInDemand #AlvernoStrong How Many Students?

COLLEGE 2,017 SNAPSHOT

Student Faculty Ratio

10:1

First Generation College Students

NEARLY 70%

APPLY TODAY!

alverno.edu/ apply

Average Institutional Aid Per Student

$11,500

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THE OHIO PUBLIC UNIVERSITY WITH

POWERFUL OUTCOMES A Smart Investment Miami University — one of eight original Public Ivies — has a national reputation for a superior educational experience and professional preparation of our students. In fact, Miami is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public university in the country for best undergraduate teaching and second overall for public and private schools, just behind Princeton and ahead of both Yale and Brown. PayScale.com ranks Miami first among the top public universities in the nation for best salary potential after graduation.

Transfer Students at Miami Each year, more than 350 students transfer to Miami. Special services include: • Transfer orientation, which allows students to meet advisors, faculty, and others transferring to Miami. • A community for transfer students in university housing. • A one-credit hour course to familiarize yourself with Miami.

Whether from a two-year school or a fouryear school, a traditional or non-traditional student, transfer students should consider the advantages of a Miami education. Personal Guidance, Professional Skills Miami students receive personal attention and guidance from our most experienced professors, because teaching is always their first priority. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 recognizes Miami for “professors’ knowledge and willingness to help” in its list of “Best and Most Interesting Colleges and Universities.” Magnet for Employers The quality of our graduates and our academic reputation attract four times as many employers to conduct on-campus interviews as compared to peer institutions. In fact, Miami sponsors one of the nation’s largest career fairs. With these resources and a robust career preparation program that begins in a student’s first semester on campus, it’s no surprise that 96.6% of 2015-2016 graduates were employed or continuing their education by fall 2016 (based on research, surveys, and national data of 79.5% of 2015-2016 graduates). 24/7 Student Life Miami also offers vibrant residential and community-

based programs that build leadership and develop citizenship, character, and lifelong friendships. With more than 600 student organizations, strong internship opportunities, sporting events, and student performances, there’s something for everyone. Whatever you choose, you’ll always be doing, growing, and developing. Scholarships Available 78% of current transfer students receive some form of financial assistance from state, federal, or university funds. Miami also offers scholarships specifically for transfer students. Visit Miami University There’s no better way to learn about Miami than by attending Transfer Preview Day, a campus visit program specifically for transfer students. Receive a transfer credit evaluation; learn about the application process, financial aid, and scholarships; and meet current transfer students. Look for Transfer Preview Days at MiamiOH.edu/transfer. You can also meet with one of our transfer coordinators during Transfer Thursdays. Email transfer@MiamiOH.edu for more information. For More Information Contact us at transfer@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-2531 or visit MiamiOH.edu/transfer.

Learn more about Miami University and our scholarship opportunities for transfer students.

MiamiOH.edu/transfer

PHI THETA KAPPA

SCHOLARSHIPS up to

$10,000 in 2016-2017

Undergrad Enrollment

COLLEGE 16,900 SNAPSHOT 32

Student Faculty Ratio

17:1

Academic Programs

Application Deadline

120+

Spring: Dec. 1 Fall: June 1

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Private, Christian, Affordable Education

Your Bachelor’s Degree is Within Reach! Over 200 academic programs with 150 online programs • GCU Transfer Experience to visit our vibrant campus • Easy transfer process and free credit evaluation •

Generous, renewable scholarship opportunities • No out-of-state tuition •

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GCU CONTACT: Divia Nelson l divia.nelson@gcu.edu l 855-428-9066

gcu.edu/transfertimes For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment. Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/)Important policy information is available in the University Policy Handbook at https://www.gcu.edu/academics/academic-policies.phpGCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU’s Non-Discrimination policies can be found at gcu.edu/titleIX The information printed in this material is accurate as of JULY 2017. For the most up-to-date information about admission requirements, tuition, scholarships and more, visit gcu.edu ©2017 Grand Canyon University. 17CCE0042

COLLEGE SNAPSHOT

Undergrad Enrollment

Average Class Size

Academic Programs

Average Tuition

Over 17,000

Less Than 25 Students

Over 200

$8,600 Per Academic Year

Average tuition after scholarships is approximately $8,600. Scholarships may be awarded based on 6th semester transcripts. At the time in which final, official transcripts are received, GCU reserves the right to rescind or modify the scholarship if it is determined that eligibility was not achieved. GCU reserves the right to decline scholarship awards for any reason. If a student does not meet the minimum renewal criteria, their scholarship will be forfeited. GCU reserves the right to change scholarship awards at any time without notice. If a student does not meet the minimum renewal criteria, their scholarship will be forfeited. Prices based on 2016-17 rate and are subject to change.

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2+2=Success The best investment you can make is in yourself. When looking to reach your goal of getting your college degree, it pays to be smart about how you approach investing in higher education. A 2+2 or Preferred Pathway program between a community college and four-year institution can be a smart investment in your future. How is a 2+2 program different from simply transferring to another institution? For example, at Otterbein University, more than 25 2+2 programs are uniquely designed to integrate from Columbus State Community College to a four-year degree at Otterbein. The campuses have worked together to set out a specific set of courses for you to follow to make the investment pay off. By following the set plan, you can earn an Associate’s degree along with the first two years of credit for a Bachelor’s program. Community college tuition is usually considerably lower than a four-year school, so beginning your education at a community college can make your educational goals possible. If you’re considering a similar program, first think about your talents, goals and plans for the future. Visit both community colleges and four-year campuses to discover if they offer the program offerings you want to pursue. You want to be sure you find the right fit for you and your wallet. Next, consult with an adviser at both institutions to make sure you’re taking the required courses you’ll eventually need to complete a bachelor’s degree down the road. Not all programs are designed at every institution to fit this transfer model, so make sure you discuss your desired program with both admission counselors. By doing so, you’ll avoid any last-minute surprises before completing your program. Then work hard, do your best and earn an associate degree along the way. That’s a smart way to learn. With associate degree in hand, you’re ready for more opportunities by capitalizing on your two-year degree and earning a bachelor’s. Once again, the personal attention you’ll receive from an advisor is crucial to making the transition to a four-year institution. Don’t forget to inquire about available scholarships just for transfer students. Finally, find your place to belong at your new four-year institution. Once you’re settled into your program, go in-depth with your professors and classmates. This is the time to join this new learning community by making new friends, contributing to causes and serving others. Realize your potential by doing internships and getting hands-on experiences in your field, discovering what you love.

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Taking advantage of this formula is one way to make the most of your investment. Two years at community college + two years at a fouryear institution = an affordable education that’s priceless. MARY MOSCA is Assistant Director of Admission at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Mary works closely with transfer students, especially those interested in attending Otterbein University through a 2+2 agreement with Columbus State Community College.

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Transfer Times Fall 2017 - Illinois edition  
Transfer Times Fall 2017 - Illinois edition  

A guide to help two-year community college students who are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university in Illinois and...