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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Illinois Edition

Enter to Win a $6,000 Scholarship! Visit TransferTimes.com to enter today.

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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 inside.)

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Entry deadline is December 1, 2015.

Congratulations Jenny Baumgart Our Spring Transfer Times Scholarship winner in Illinois! Jenny, who attended Wabash Valley College, had this to say:

I’m very grateful for the scholarship. Thanks to Transfer Times! For Jenny’s full profile and those of all scholarship winners, visit TransferTimes.com to read Transfer Student Stories.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : ROCKFORD UNIVERSITY

Rock Solid Future. Transfer to Rockford University and solidify your future. • More than 80 majors, minors, and

concentrations • Close one-on-one personal attention with individualized advising • Scholarship and financial aid opportunities • Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Learn more by calling 815.226.4050 or visiting rockford.edu/admission/transfer

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Transfer to Rockford University for a Rock Solid Future If you’ve attended a four-year institution, a community college, or an international institution, and earned a few credits, several credits, or a lot of credits, you’ve started your educational journey and transferring to Rockford University is the next step to becoming Rock Solid.

Located in Rockford, Ill., just 90 minutes from Chicago, 60 minutes from Madison, and 90 minutes from Milwaukee, Rockford University is a 168-year-old private liberal arts institution offering exceptional programs taught by knowledgeable and caring professors. Here you’ll find a closeknit educational community where you get to know your instructors and fellow students in an environment that supports intellectual curiosity and social and personal growth. Whether or not you have settled on a major field, you will have a wide range of opportunities from which to choose at Rockford University. With more than 80 majors, minors and concentrations, Rockford

offers liberal arts learning with opportunities to apply the knowledge you’ve gained in the classroom in a variety of settings, including community-based learning opportunities, internships, field observation and more. Rockford’s students are engaged in the mutual goal of learning. You will enjoy a high level of personal attention – in the classroom and one-on-one with an academic advisor, while preparing your plan of study. In addition, there is a broad array of clubs and organizations on campus, so you can find an outlet for your creativity, athletic skill, or social interests. The strong academic reputation of Rockford University is just one of its highlights. It is one of only 283 colleges in the U.S. (and one of only 11 in Illinois) with a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter, a privilege reserved for only the finest schools. The University has been named one of the “Best in the Midwest” by the Princeton Review and a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine. For the convenience of transfer students, the University participates in the Illinois Articulation

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Initiative (IAI) and has transfer agreements with many community colleges. A transfer admission counselor can provide more information about transfer credits and other details. Rockford believes an education should be affordable and awards financial aid to 99% of its full-time students. Every year, Rockford University students receive more than $9 million in scholarships, grants, and other financial aid.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : TRANSFER TIMES SCHOLARSHIP

A $6,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!

Visit TransferTimes.com today and enter to win. A winner will be selected at random from all entries to receive the $6,000 Transfer Times Scholarship. Be sure to enter by the deadline: December 1, 2015! The winning entry will be drawn soon after the deadline.

How would $6,000 help support your college education? It can be used at any college or university participating in this issue of Transfer Times. Entering the scholarship contest is simple. Visit TransferTimes.com and click on the Scholarship area to access the entry form. While you’re online, you can search for 4-year colleges and universities by state and academic program.

Entry deadline is December 1, 2015. Don’t put it off – Enter today! The rules are pretty simple: Scholarship must be applied to any college or university that advertises in the Transfer Times. The winning entry will be selected at random soon after the entry deadline. 1. T  o enter, you must be enrolled at a two-year community college or technical

college in Transfer Times distribution area (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin). 2. O  ne entry per person is permitted. Only online entries will be accepted. 3. T  he scholarship must be used within two years of the date on which the winner is announced. 4. E  nrollment as a full time student at a fouryear college or university that advertises in the Transfer Times is required. 5. This scholarship is non-transferable. All admissions requirements and other college or university rules must be met. 6. T  his program is administered entirely by the Transfer Times and the four-year school’s financial aid office. All decisions are the sole responsibility of Transfer Times. All decisions are final.

Enter the $6,000 Scholarship Contest online!

Visit TransferTimes.com to enter online and request 4-year college information.

How to Prep for Your Transfer

Like any student, you have many important questions that need to be answered before you apply to a fouryear school, such as: time to complete your bachelor’s degree, the number of credits that will transfer, and the cost of attending the college. You also want to make sure that your transfer destination will fit your lifestyle and overall career goals. To help your decision making process, here are five quick tips for how to best prep for transferring from a two year school to a four year school.

1. Ask for advice. If you haven’t done so already, seek out your advisors, professors, faculty members, and professionals in your desired field of study. Ask questions about their education and professional life, so you can understand what a career might be like. Reach out to family and friends to ask if they know of contacts who may be of help. Don’t be afraid to contact someone you don’t know. Many people love to give advice and answer questions about themselves!

2. Start your research early. Do you have any dream schools that you want to attend? Be sure to look at the school’s overall requirements AND those of a specific academic program. Specific programs, such as business, engineering or sciences, may have higher GPA requirements than the overall school. Advance research within specific majors at a potential transfer school can help focus your coursework and provide motivation to earn good grades. Look at tuition and fees, net price calculators, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid to assess the overall cost.

3. Connect with potential transfer schools early on. Go to their website, social media accounts, join their email/mailing list, contact admissions, and even schedule a campus visit.

According to Jonathan Feld, Director at Milwaukee Area Technical College, “It’s ideal for students to connect with four-year schools as early as possible, so they know in advance what’s needed.” The more research you do early on, the better prepared you will be to meet key application deadlines and be on your way to a smooth transfer.

4. Meet with your academic advisor. Whether you have a major or not, your academic advisor can help make sure you are taking classes that will likely fulfill general education requirements. They can also give you suggestions on how to choose a major and will be able to direct you to other campus resources specific to your needs and goals. Advisors are there to help, so be sure to meet with them to guide your studies. Be sure to take advantage of the many resources available, including information on tutoring, study skills, articulation/ transfer agreements, and even transfer scholarships.

5. Take the right courses the first two years. Paying careful attention to your class schedule is beneficial to receiving the most transfer credit at a four year institution. Look at prerequisites at your target four year schools, check out state transfer information systems for credit transfer, and ask your advisors for specific advice on which classes to take.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE

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other classes, take a full-time internship or conduct graduate-level research with your undivided attention. Interactive Travel Study courses are offered every semester, giving students opportunities to study all over the world with their professors and classmates.

Flexible Study

Choosing where to earn your 4-year degree is a decision that can affect the rest of your life. There are many factors to consider when choosing a college, and at some institutions, the transfer process can be stressful. Fortunately, transferring to Culver-Stockton College is designed to be an easy process, because at C-SC, it’s all about the students.

Culver-Stockton prides itself in offering students a modern approach to earning their degrees. There are more than 30 programs of study, and students can design their own degrees through individualized majors. C-SC also offers online programs, with no obligation to ever come to campus, or hybrid programs, where students take a blend of on campus and online courses. And with a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, Culver-Stockton students get the personalized attention they need.

What makes C-SC different?

Seamless Transfers

Culver-Stockton has taken a typical 15-week semester and split it into two terms: a 12-week term and a 3-week term. Students usually take 3-4 courses during the 12-week, instead of 5-6 like at other institutions, because focusing on fewer courses at once allows for active educational experiences. Then, students focus on just one experiential course during the 3-week term. You can use your 3-week to travel without worrying about

Culver-Stockton has worked to make the transfer process as easy as possible, and has articulation agreements with several community colleges to assure that transfer students are on track to graduate in a timely manner. The general articulation agreements assure that when a student transfers from a participating community college with an associate’s degree, all but one of the general education requirements are already satisfied. This means that you can start focusing on the courses for your major right away.

An affordable option Culver-Stockton accepts an unlimited number of qualifying credit hours, meaning that time already spent in college is not wasted when transferring. C-SC also offers transfer scholarships, along with grants, loans and work-study opportunities. Add this to the fact that Culver-Stockton College was ranked the 5th best value in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, and students know they are making the most of their college experience.

See for yourself Experience Culver-Stockton for yourself by scheduling a visit. During your visit, we will take you around our beautiful campus and introduce you to your future professors and coaches. We know you will see the difference.

Learn more about CulverStockton, and schedule a visit by calling (800)537-1883 or emailing admission@culver.edu. Visit www.culver.edu/transfer for more information about Culver-Stockton College.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : ALVERNO COLLEGE

Expect More Out of College to Get More Out of Your Career Transfer students comprise half of Alverno’s student body, so why do so many students just like YOU choose Alverno? Because their success both in and out of college results from Alverno’s small class sizes, dedicated professors and individualized learning.

Classroom Learning At Alverno, the average class size learning environment where students learn from actually doing, rather than simply reading and memorizing.

projects, service-learning activities, leadership and mentoring initiatives, or even recommend and find funding for students to attend national professional conferences.

Personalized Learning

Career Success Alverno students graduate with the precise career-ready skills – problem solving, analysis for critical thinking, effective communication, group collaboration – employers are seeking. Students also graduate with real-world work experience gained through internships and effective cocurricular activities. As a result, Alverno grads find employment quickly after graduation AND in jobs directly related to their major.

Alverno also bridges classroom learning to realworld work experiences through required internships and a multitude of co-curricular activities. For more than 40 years, Alverno has made internships a critical component of education. That’s because most people learn best by doing, so real-world application cements the learning process and also helps to build a professional network. 100% of our students complete at least one internship or field placement, and the Internship Office is connected to more than 2,000 worksites. At Alverno, students have a better chance at connecting with a site that meets the demands of their discipline and the specifics of their career goals.

Visit Us The best way to decide if Alverno is the right fit for you is by coming to see us in person. We invite you to meet with an admissions counselor, ask all your questions, and have your transcript evaluated for transfer credits. You can also take a tour of campus, sit in on class, or meet with faculty in your area of interest.

And because of Alverno’s impressive studentto-faculty ratio (10:1), professors are thoroughly engaged in each student’s learning. It’s not uncommon for faculty to work with students outside of the classroom on various research

Contact us today to arrange your visit – we look forward to seeing you on campus!

YOUR NEXT STEP STARTS HERE Ready to join a college community that recognizes you as an individual and encourages every aspect of your academic, professional and personal development? Sounds like YOU BELONG AT ALVERNO. With over 60 MAJOR AREAS OF STUDY, we’re sure to have a bachelor’s program that aligns perfectly with your career goals. Plus, 18-MONTH PROGRAMS IN BUSINESS, NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT offer the same great Alverno education at an accelerated pace.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Students Learn from the Best at NDSU North Dakota State University

NDSU is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university, recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s

NDSU offers 100 undergraduate majors, 86 master’s degrees and 50 doctoral degrees. Its eight colleges include the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Business; College of Engineering; College of Human Development and Education; College of Health Professions; College of Science and Mathematics; and College of University Studies.

top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education

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More than 14,700 students from 48 states and 69 countries attend NDSU. The average student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1.

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NDSU welcomes hundreds of new transfer students each year. In general, admission to NDSU is based on a review of the student’s total academic record, including college GPA, college coursework and in some cases, high school academics. In most cases, it is recommended applicants have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average in all college coursework to be considered for admission, although meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Several online tools are available to assist students with determining how previous coursework will transfer to NDSU and how it will fit with program requirements. Visit www.ndsu.edu/admission/transfer for more details on transferring credits.

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14 athletic teams compete in Division I

Scholarship opportunities

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At NDSU, scholarships are available to transfer students who have demonstrated high collegiate academic achievement. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA from each institution previously attended. Preference will be given to students who have earned 24 or more transferable semester credits. NDSU also offers scholarship opportunities for members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The deadline to apply for transfer scholarships is April 1 for students starting fall semester or December 1 for students starting spring semester. Students must complete their admission to NDSU by the deadline to be considered for transfer scholarships.

Visit campus Transfer students are encouraged to visit at least one to two semesters before the intended start date. Different transfer visit options are available and offer opportunities to visit with an admission counselor, tour facilities and, when available, meet with a faculty member in the student’s academic area. For more information and to schedule your visit to NDSU, call 701-231-8643 or schedule online at www.ndsu.edu/admission/transfer.

Student Life NDSU has 14 Division I athletic teams and nearly 300 student organizations. Students are involved in a variety of activities, such as student government, Greek life, academic and honor societies, fine arts clubs, athletics, cultural affiliations and study abroad.

Community NDSU is located in Fargo, North Dakota, a community of more than 215,000 residents. Fargo is a regional hub for the arts, shopping,

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dining, concerts and sporting events. It is consistently ranked on national lists of the best places to live and work.

Questions For more information on transferring to NDSU, email Adam in the Office of Admission, at adam.lundquist@ndsu.edu or call 701-231-7978.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : AURORA UNIVERSITY

Can You Really Get the Support You Need in an Online Program? Online programs have seen a dramatic rise in popularity. From 2002 to 2012, online enrollments have grown by 16.1 percent, while the total number of students in higher education has grown by just 2.5 percent, according to a 2013 survey by the Online Learning Consortium.

The support you want. The degree you need.

Both found at Aurora University.

As online learning grows, comparisons between it and traditional learning will follow. The litmus test of this discussion is naturally related to support — is it possible to provide online students a comparable level of support to what traditional students receive, given the lack of face-to-face contact?

Expand your knowledge and enhance your career with an online degree from Aurora University. AU Online provides students with an interactive learning environment in a flexible and convenient format. Achieve your career goals by completing your academic goals first.

Aurora University Online is answering “yes” to that question. By using more powerful technology and developing systems to help online students succeed, the historic university is demonstrating that education in the 21st century can happen anywhere, with the same personal attention students have always enjoyed.

Aurora University Online offers degree programs in: • Business • Communication • Criminal Justice

• Education • Nursing • Social Work

“We’re very proud to be an institution that is known for providing great support to our students, in addition to a range of programs to cater to our students’ schedules,” said Dr. Carmella M. Moran, dean of undergraduate studies and Aurora University Online.

Experience the Aurora University difference.

The Personal Touch

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In the online programs at Aurora University, for example, students receive personal support from online academic advisors provided by the university. These professionals regularly check in with students

via telephone and email to provide assistance, including questions on financial aid, technological support, course planning services and help with test-taking strategies. It’s not uncommon for students to contact their advisor for career assistance or to simply tell them of exciting news. Emily Harris, online academic advisor at Aurora University Online, remembers receiving a call with exciting news from an AU Online student who is currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. After putting a lot of hard work in over the summer, he reached his goal of obtaining a Country Music Television (CMT) internship in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Harris, this type of relationship is made possible by the students. “I’m most surprised positively with their willingness to work with me and entrust their education to me, and it gives me an opportunity to help them,” she said. In addition to an online environment that allows students to upload assignments, contact professors and check on grades, students can work with an advisor to meet any educational or career goal.

Advancements in Online Education Institutions such as Aurora University Online are not only paving the way in supportive services and technology, but in providing options for students as well. In addition to online undergraduate and graduate programs in business, nursing, education and the social services, Aurora University is now offering online minors for students to tailor their degree.

With these minors in addition to more than a dozen programs, an experienced faculty and dedicated online academic advisors, Aurora University Online has become a leader in online education.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : ILLINOIS COLLEGE

Transfer to Illinois College and Graduate READY! Illinois College has been providing the education and opportunities for students to Graduate READY since 1829. This means that Illinois College graduates are ready for the world because they complete an academic program that prepares them for the 21st century; they participate in a BreakAway or Study Abroad program and complete internships that give them real experiences; and they are successful with placement after graduation. Nearly 100 percent are employed or attending graduate school within one year of graduation. Transfer students are an integral part of our 1,000-student body campus and find transferring to Illinois College is a very smooth and streamlined process.

We have Transfer Visit Days to help you with the transfer process. These programs are designed to take care of all of your needs in a one-stop, timely approach. You can complete the entire transfer process – submit your application for admission, receive a transcript evaluation and admission decision, review your estimated financial aid award and leave with a class schedule. Your previous college coursework will transfer to Illinois College provided the courses were taken at a regionally accredited college or university, at the 100 level or higher, and you received a grade of “C” or better in the class. Our lower-level general education requirements will be waived if you have an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. Applicants with fewer than 24 hours of transfer credit will be evaluated for admission using their high school transcript along with the college work they have completed.

music programs, to theatre and outdoor clubs, and more. One hundred percent of Illinois College graduates participate in at least one experiential learning activity including internships, Study Abroad or BreakAway opportunities, student-faculty research or service learning.

Explore what Illinois College has to offer and attend one of our fall Transfer Visit Days on October 23, November 6, November 20 or December 11. The programs begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude around 1 p.m. Register online at: www.ic.edu/transfer/transferdays. For additional information, visit www.ic.edu/transfer or contact the transfer coordinator at 217.245.3030.

Scholarships are available for transfer students based on your college grade point average. Transfer scholarships range from $9,000 to $15,000 per year. Phi Theta Kappa scholars will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship on top of the merit-based scholarship. There are unlimited activities outside the classroom. Illinois College offers over 80 different clubs and organizations for students. Everything from NCAA Division III athletics and intramural programs, to

WHY ILLINOIS COLLEGE?

“When I made the decision to transfer, I came on a visit to Illinois College and instantly felt at home. The faculty here made my transition smoother than I could have ever imagined, and I felt like they truly cared about my happiness and well-being. I fell in love with everything this college had to offer me, and the decision to start my new chapter at IC was a no brainer.” – Erin Nihill, transfer student

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Finish Strong at National Louis University When you’re ready to turn your community college experience into the next step and earn a bachelor’s degree—choosing the right school can be a challenge. It’s important to find a school that has degrees that match your interests, and can help you make the most of your transferring credits. National Louis University (NLU) is dedicated to delivering just what Chicagoarea community college students need to make the move seamless and lead to a rewarding professional path. NLU features a generous transfer credit policy as well as additional credit awarded for relevant life and work experience in many programs. By helping maximize incoming credit, NLU puts community college students closer to finishing their bachelor’s than they might realize is possible.

NLU degree programs are designed around the reality that many students are balancing a job, family and other responsibilities while they study to get ahead. Courses are offered in flexible formats, including evenings, weekend and online—so students can make their education fit into their busy schedules. Making a quality degree attainable makes NLU a smart choice for many community college students ready to complete their four-year degree. In addition to helping expedite the time to graduating with a bachelor’s, NLU strives to makes education affordable. Up to $6,000 is available in Transfer Student Scholarships, and a dedicated team is ready to help students find the right mix of financial aid and other financing options for their degree. And the value doesn’t end there. A recent Brookings Institution report set out to measure Illinois colleges on value-added benefits, and ranked NLU 13th in the state. The report compared similar types of programs with comparable student populations, and found that NLU graduates earn on average 14.7% more than graduates from peer institutions.* NLU helps students build on the foundation they started at community college with courses rooted in practical, relevant career-boosting skills. Instructors are practicing professionals in their fields, so students get the benefit of their timely, on-target expertise.

Students can choose from bachelor’s degree programs in four areas of study:

• Business and Management

• Education

• Health and Human Services

• Social and Behavioral Sciences

For military personnel and veterans, NLU also makes it simple to apply their GI Bill benefits. And its accomplished Military Advisory Committee has created a full suite of support services geared to meet their specific needs. Choose NLU to streamline the credit transfer process and complete your bachelor’s degree. There are five convenient campuses in the Chicago area (Downtown, Skokie, Wheeling, Lisle and Elgin). Winter term starts January 11, 2016 and Spring term begins April 4, 2016.

Visit nl.edu/transfer to learn more.

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THAN YOU THINK YOUR BACHELOR’S WITH NLU

National Louis University (NLU) is a non-profit university with more than 125 years of preparing students for success. NLU has more than 100 program articulation agreements that enable transfer of all community college associate degree credits. Plus, NLU offers:

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : VITERBO UNIVERSITY

Viterbo is… Your Transfer Destination Academic distinction At Viterbo University, you’ll find faculty members who are dedicated to helping each and every student succeed. Our faculty members will know your name, and thanks to a 1:12 faculty-to-student ratio, you’ll receive personal attention in and out of the classroom. With more than 70 programs of study and five graduate degrees, it will be easy to find the major that is right for you. When you earn your Viterbo degree, you can be sure that you will be well prepared for whatever future career you choose. You can also be sure that our ethics-based and liberal arts curriculum will prepare you to get the most out of life.

La Crosse – A great college town Home to more than 13,000 college students, there is no doubt La Crosse, Wisconsin is a great college town. La Crosse, population 55,000, is located on the Mississippi River and is surrounded by beautiful bluffs. The city features countless recreational options, a vibrant nightlife, and great cultural and arts opportunities. From 720 acres of hiking and nature in Hixon Forest, to the Great River Bike Trails, to downhill skiing, to concerts at the La Crosse Center, to just hanging out and socializing with friends at one of the city’s many establishments, there is always something to do. La Crosse is a great place to live, but you don’t have to take our word for it. U.S. News and World Report magazine named La Crosse one of the nation’s 10 best places to live in 2009.

Financial aid

Begin your TRANSFERmation today at Viterbo University

With 98 percent of our students receiving some form of financial assistance, students and parents should not worry about the cost of attending a private university. Get an accurate estimate of your true cost of attending Viterbo with Viterbo’s cost calculator online at www.viterbo.edu/transfercosts.

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Among the region’s leading nursing, business, social work, and criminal justice programs

Transfer students may also be eligible for a transfer academic scholarship based on their cumulative college GPA. Are you a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society? Viterbo offers a scholarship for PTK members.

SUCCESS ORIENTED

12:1 student to faculty ratio; 97 percent placement

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98 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid

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Do you want to know how your credits will transfer to Viterbo? Viterbo offers a free, informal evaluation so students get an idea how their credits transfer long before they apply for admission. All courses in which a student has earned a grade of ‘C’ or higher will be transferred to Viterbo.

Visit Visit our campus in person or take a virtual tour at www.viterbo.edu/ virtualtour to see what Viterbo and the city of La Crosse have to offer. To schedule your visit, email the admission office at admission@viterbo.edu.

Get started today! For information on completing your bachelor’s degree by transferring into one of Viterbo’s traditional daytime degree programs, contact our undergraduate admission office at 800-848-3726, admission@viterbo.edu or www.viterbo.edu/transfer. If you are interested in completing your degree with evening or online classes contact Viterbo’s Center for Adult Learning for more information at 888-848-3726, adultlearning@viterbo.edu or www.viterbo.edu/adultlearning.

Offering undergraduate, graduate, professional certificate, and adult education programs

CONTACT

www.viterbo.edu • 1-800-VITERBO • admission@viterbo.edu

CHECK OUT OUR MAJORS • Accounting • Arts Administration • Biochemistry • Biology • Biopsychology • Broad Field Social Studies • Business Administration • Chemistry • Clinical Laboratory Science • Creative Media Design • Criminal Justice • Education—Elementary • Education—Secondary: • Art • Biology • Broad Field Social Studies • Business • Chemistry • English • Mathematics • Music

• Spanish • Technology Education • Theatre • Educational Studies • English (Literature or Writing) • Environmental Biology • History • Liberal Studies • Management and Leadership • Marketing • Mathematical Physics • Mathematics • Music • Music Performance (Piano or Vocal Pedagogy or Piano or Vocal Performance) • Music Theatre • Nursing

• Nutrition and Dietetics • Philosophy • Psychology • Religious Studies • Social Work • Sociology • Spanish • Sport Management and Leadership • Sport Science and Leadership • Studio Art • Theatre

Complete your free online admission application at www.viterbo.edu/apply.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : TRANSFER TIMES

Seven Steps to a Great Campus Visit With a little planning in advance, a visit to a four-year college or university campus can be very informative... and even fun! A campus visit is an important part of finding the college or university that’s best for you. Admissions counselors are happy to arrange such visits and urge potential transfer students to visit the campus. Here are some suggestions for making your campus visit as productive as possible.

1. Do some soul searching. What is it you really want out of college anyway? What’s important to you? Is it critical that you make the golf team or is it more important to be able to do original research in physics? Do you want to transfer to a college or university which provides opportunities for great spiritual growth? Do you want to be able to go home every weekend or is this a good time to broaden horizons and get out on your own more? There are many other questions to consider, but the point is this: You can’t find what you’re looking for until you KNOW what you’re looking for. Put your primary goals in a list, with the most important items first.

2. Make an appointment. Don’t just show up at a four-year college or university expecting someone to automatically assist you. Call the admissions office at least two weeks in advance and make an appointment. Using your priorities list, indicate what you’d like to see and do (talk to the golf coach, visit the physics lab, etc.). It may not be possible to see and do all the things you’d like – but it’ll be a lot more likely if the admissions counselors at the school you’re visiting KNOW IN ADVANCE what your interests are. Also, ask them for suggestions on things to see and do. After all, they know more about their college or university than most anyone else.

3. Talk to people. A guided tour is certainly helpful, but visiting oneon-one is even more helpful. And talk to the right people about the right things. If you want to know about the biology curriculum, visit with a faculty member in the biology department. If you have financial aid questions, don’t expect the biology professor to know the answers. If you want to know about social life on campus, visit with students.

4. Get involved. If time permits, take in a ball game. Or attend a

class or two. Or go to a student social event or activity. Perhaps spend a night in the dorm and/or eat in the cafeteria. In short, put yourself in the place of a current student a bit. You’ll get a better “feel” for a college or university in this way.

5. Handle the technical stuff. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to get going on matters such as financial aid packages, credit transfer, perhaps even a tentative class schedule. If you haven’t sent transcripts already, you may want to bring them with you (check with the admissions staff when you set up an appointment). And don’t forget, the very best time to begin working on financial aid matters was yesterday; the second best time is NOW.

6. Check the living conditions. If you’ll be living in a dorm, at least visit a dorm and, better yet, spend the night. Eat a meal or two in the cafeteria. If you’re considering living off-campus, get some idea of what your rent dollar will buy. What’s available in your price range? Check the newspaper, or with a rental agency or real estate office. Another option is to visit with current students who are living in housing off campus.

Check on transportation, especially if you’ll be living off campus. Is there a bus system? If you plan to have a car, is there parking? What costs are associated with a car on campus?

7. Take notes ... maybe some photos. You may want to write some observations during your visit. Take your camera or use your cell phone to take some campus photos. Transfer them to your computer when you return so they can serve as a reminder. You also will find it helpful to think a bit about your visit and write down some general impressions right after it’s over. What was the best part of your visit? Were there any issues or problem areas? Overall, how do you feel about this particular place?

Campus visits are important and with a little extra effort you can have a very informative and helpful one. Best wishes on finding the transfer school that’s just right for you!

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

What’s Your Passion?

Whatever it is, we’ll help you pursue it.

At Illinois Wesleyan, we know you are more likely to succeed in college and life if you are doing something you truly love. That’s why we are committed to helping you discover and pursue your passions, both inside and outside the classroom. Students who do so are more likely to perform better academically, graduate on time, and, most importantly, find a career they love. So, what’s your passion?

Transferring made easy . . . and affordable There is no fee when applying to Illinois Wesleyan University. Transfer applicants at IWU receive individual attention from the director of transfer admissions regarding college credits received and scholarships/ financial aid available. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance continues to list Illinois Wesleyan among the nation’s

“Best Values” of liberal arts colleges. With more than $33 million in need-based aid and merit scholarships, plus federal and state aid programs, pursuing an IWU education is possible for students and families from a broad range of circumstances. Transferring from one school to another can present some challenges, so you don’t want to do it more than once. At Illinois Wesleyan, 97% of all transfer students stay at IWU through graduation. When you attend Illinois Wesleyan, odds are you’ve found the perfect place to complete your college degree.

IW and You Illinois Wesleyan is a selective undergraduate liberal arts university, nationally recognized for a curriculum that combines the liberal arts and sciences with wellrespected business, pre-professional and professional programs. We offer more than 80 majors, minors and programs, which allows students to explore and pursue their many passions. With classmates from across the nation and around the globe, IWU is a place to grow as a person, as well as a student. With 185 student organizations that range from student government and athletics, to social fraternities and sororities, to service clubs and campus media, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Admissions Office | 1211 Park St. | Bloomington, IL 61701 •

Over 50 buildings, 80 acres and 1,200 trees The next step: a campus visit! The Admissions Office is located in the Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center on the corners of Park Street and University Avenue. To schedule your visit, call us at 800-332-2498 or complete our online visit form at www.iwu.edu/admissions. ILLINOIS WESLEYAN, BY THE NUMBERS

• 1,850 undergraduates • 17 average class size • 80 majors, minors and pre-professional programs • 4-4-1 academic calendar with optional May Term • 40 School of Music practice rooms and 90 pianos in the School of Music • 3 theatres and 2 art galleries • 22 men’s and women’s varsity sports with over 400 varsity athletes • 117 Academic All-Americans (13th among all NCAA schools) • 6 NCAA national titles • 96% of our graduates are employed full-time or pursuing graduate or professional education within six months

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : MACMURRY COLLEGE

Discover the Mac Experience The MacMurray College experience blends majors whose graduates enter high demand careers with a traditional foundation, updated for today’s workplace. That foundation is universally known as the best way for students to hone their problem-solving abilities and learn teamwork and communication – qualities employers are seeking in college graduates. At Mac, located in Jacksonville, IL, you are sure to find the remainder of your college experience a pleasant one, and you will receive the personal attention you deserve. No class has more than 40 students and 96 percent of the classes have fewer than 30 students.

Personal matters MacMurray’s personal touch and friendly campus is demonstrated in the National Survey of Student Engagement. MacMurray seniors report a more supportive campus environment than students at other private colleges in the region and at colleges and universities across the country.

They also report higher student-faculty interaction, greater collaborative learning, a better likelihood of talking about their career plans with faculty, more engagement with faculty outside the classroom and more involvement in community or service learning, such as practicums, internships and other real-world experience than students elsewhere. When you add it all up, you matter at MacMurray.

Cost matters MacMurray offers generous scholarships and grants tailored specifically for transfer students. Scholarships range from $10,000 per year to $20,000 per a year for those transferring to MacMurray.

For more information go to mac.edu, or, to speak to our transfer counselor, call the Office of Admissions at 217-479-7000.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : MONMOUTH COLLEGE

The Monmouth College Way Monmouth College prepares our 1,300 students to think anew and act anew in the ever-changing world that a waits upon graduation. Nearly 65% of the jobs graduates will hold in the future don’t yet exist; our innovative approach prepares our graduates for an unknown future. Students studying in our $40 million Center for Science & Business, pictured at right, are exposed to an interdisciplinary approach. For example, through the ScotsRoast project, students combine chemistry and business skills to learn how to effectively run a business in the coffee industry.

Academics At Monmouth, your education will be individualized around your interests. Average classes of 13 allow you to build close relationships with your professors and peers. Our integrated studies program tied with our liberal arts education prepares students to understand their place at Monmouth, their place in the world and their own beliefs and values.

Involvement Monmouth students enhance the work done inside the classroom by getting involved in over 120 student organizations. By being a member of the pipe band, joining a sorority, playing a varsity sport, working at our education garden, or volunteering through an alternative spring break trip, students gain the necessary experiences and skills to excel in tomorrow’s world.

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For three years in a row, 99% of our students were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. The connections students make while at Monmouth with our faculty members and our strong alumni base leads to the high employment rate for our recent graduates.

Our free application is available through the Common Application. In addition, we need an official college transcript from each college or university you have attended. If you have completed fewer than 24 semester hours, we need an official high school transcript and test scores.

Affordable We work to make Monmouth an affordable option, as well as an investment that will pay increasing dividends for you in the years ahead. Accepted students are eligible for academic scholarships, talent and special interest scholarships, in addition to needbased assistance. Our Wallace Founders Scholarship, full tuition program, recognizes transfer students with a 3.2 or higher transferable GPA.

Easy Transition We want transferring to Monmouth College to be an easy transition. As you have questions and when you’re ready to schedule a visit, contact Wendy Downing, Assistant Director of Admission, at transfer@monmouthcollege.edu and 309-457-2285.

Visit What better way to learn about Monmouth College than to visit? Schedule an individual visit to meet face to face with a professor in your intended major to discuss how their program will help you think anew, act anew. Meet individually with a coach and director. Meet with our transfer coordinator, Wendy, to discuss the admission and financial aid process. Come experience the Monmouth College Way in person by scheduling your visit online at: www.monmouthcollege.edu/visit.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY

Upper Iowa University Offers Choices for an Affordable Education

Featuring a picture-perfect, traditionrich campus serving approximately 1,000 students in northeast Iowa, Upper Iowa University is a global institution—more than 6,000 students strong—with online and self-paced programs. In addition to its Fayette Campus, UIU has 25 U.S. locations, as well as locations in Asia. An innovative university, Upper Iowa offers courses in eight-week terms so that most students can focus on mastering only two courses each term and still graduate

on time. The variety of UIU learning options gives students the ability to fit college into their already busy schedules. Students can study on the traditional, residential Fayette campus. Students also can take their courses face-to-face at one of the adult-learner-focused educational centers or earn their degree completely online or through the self-paced program. More than 50 percent of UIU students take at least one online course, accelerating completion of their degree. All UIU courses meet the same high academic standards, so students don’t waste time taking a course that “doesn’t count.” Upper Iowa University understands the need of transfer students to bring in as many credits as possible and to complete their four-year degree as soon as possible. Generous UIU transfer policies allow students from two-year colleges to transfer up to 78 college credits and students from four-year colleges to transfer up to 90 college credits.

military, law enforcement or fire science training. Credit can also be given for tests such as CLEP, DSST, Excelsior College and/or ACT-PEP examinations. To help make achieving a degree even more affordable, UIU offers renewable merit and needbased scholarships to transfer students. In addition, all military financial aid can be applied to UIU along with a tuition discount. Another way to save costs and time is to maximize your credit transfer or to have someone else help pay the bills. Check with your current college to determine if there is an articulation agreement with Upper Iowa. UIU has more than 80 agreements with individual institutions that ensure a smooth transition of your previously earned college credits. UIU also offers some 40 corporate advantage programs that offer reduced tuition to these companies’ employees and their families, including dependents up to age 26. If you are currently employed, you will also want to check with your employer to see if the company offers a tuition reimbursement program.

Students can talk to their advisor about compiling an experiential learning profile, which might contribute to college credits. Officially recognized as a militaryfriendly institution, UIU also accepts credits from

UIU is committed to changing lives, one student at a time. Go to www.uiu.edu to learn more.

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY • Programs that fit your busy life – classroom, online and self-paced degrees • Regionally accredited, non-profit, private university • Classes start every 8 weeks, year-round • Easy transfer of up to 90 college credits BACHELOR’S DEGREES

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY

MAKE THE SWITCH. FIND YOUR MISSION.

“I feel like these professors really want you to succeed. If you want to get help, they’re going to be there for you.” — Molly Robinson

Thinking about transferring? You’re not alone. At Cardinal Stritch University, we offer a variety of programs in business, education, nursing, health sciences, and the liberal arts.

Undergraduate Programs of Study Accounting Art Biology Broad Field Social Studies Business Chemistry Communication Computer Science Criminal Justice

“In time, I realized that this is where I was meant to be.” — Favian Gonzalez “Financial Aid at Stritch was willing to have that conversation with me about where to go for grants and scholarships.”

Stritch graduates make a difference in the community. Transfer students at Stritch are offered an opportunity to earn their degree in a privateschool environment, on the edge of a thriving city that allows them to learn, explore and gain relevant experience in the same place where they will make their careers. A degree is only as valuable as the opportunities that it creates. That’s why all of our academic programs have been developed to help students explore career fields, develop skills, gain career-related experience and expand their professional networks. Our four colleges produce

graduates with significant skills and talents that directly benefit our city. Graduates from education programs continue to shape the public and private education systems in Milwaukee as teachers, school administrators and superintendents. Business, leadership, and management students are some of the most successful Milwaukeeans in their roles at nonprofits, small companies, corporations and entrepreneurial ventures. Nursing and health science students also find gainful employment through partnerships with health care agencies. The Performing Arts programs also allow students to perfect their craft in small classes while giving the community a place to enjoy art exhibits, concerts, and theatrical productions offered throughout the year. At Stritch, we believe that it’s our job to help students prepare for both a career and their life’s work. Here, we transform lives and communities through servant leadership, learning, and service. Our ties to the Milwaukee community not only influence programs and life on this campus but also have a direct impact on Milwaukee itself, as we produce scholars, innovators, leaders, nurses, performers, artists, and others, ready to become productive citizens.

Admissions Office | 6801 N. Yates Road | Milwaukee, WI 53217

Psychology Religious Studies Respiratory Therapy Sociology Spanish Sport Management Theater Writing

Stritch offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For a full list, visit www.stritch.edu/programs.

— Emma Schlosser

Cardinal Stritch University

Education English Graphic Design History International Business Management Mathematics Nursing Political Science

Visit us on campus and enjoy a tour catered to you and your interests. Meet with your admission counselor, explore our classrooms, and have a moment to picture yourself here. To us, a visit is about finding the right fit for you and your educational and personal goals. Everything you do in college should be about discovering your purpose, and the people you meet at Stritch are here to help you succeed. After all, our mission is to help you find yours.

OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU FIND YOURS. Find out how: www.stritch.edu/transfer

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

Amazing Possibilities. That’s Dominican. Located just 10 miles west of Chicago in picturesque River Forest, Dominican University is ideally situated to help students grow academically, socially and spiritually. At Dominican, students learn from and collaborate with professors who bring years of real-world experience to their teaching. With an average class size of 17, Dominican offers students and faculty the opportunity to develop mutually enriching relationships. Dominican’s faculty members care about students, not just their homework. They share their intellectual passions through after-class discussions and undergraduate research projects. They even work side-byside with students on service learning trips around the world—on projects such as aiding rural health clinics on Native American reservations, monitoring elections in El Salvador and being part of the first U.S. short-term, university-sponsored trip to Cuba in decades.

The value of this model is proven by our large network of loyal alumni, who continue to support the university and its students while leading some of the top companies and organizations throughout Chicago and beyond. In addition, Dominican honors its identity as a Catholic institution through its mission to help students pursue truth, give compassionate service and participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. These experiences build on top-notch classroom learning through Dominican’s nearly 60 undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate programs in education, business, social work and library and information science. As one of U.S. News and World Reports top 20 Midwest masters level universities, Dominican prepares students for lifelong success. Dominican also represents tremendous value, having been named a U.S. News “best value” college for more than a decade. In fact, Dominican students graduate with 18 percent less in federal student loans than the national average, and Dominican ranks high among universities with the lowest average student debt. The university continues to expand its academic offerings with innovative programs to meet the demands of today’s changing world. Recent curricular additions include a major in neuroscience, bachelor’s degree in nursing, a post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies program and a PhD in library and information science. Parmer Hall, the university’s newest academic building, is a 124,000-square-foot, high-technology building adhering to LEED standards and housing some of the region’s most state-of-the-art laboratories, as well as

common areas for faculty and student discussions. Dominican offers a rich selection of cultural opportunities on campus, including concerts, plays, lectures and student activities. Also bringing excitement to campus is Dominican’s athletic program, featuring 13 NCAA Division-III sports teams, including the perennial national championship-contending men’s soccer team. The university’s Siena Center lecture series features some of the worlds brightest minds critical issues of church and society, including Nobel Prize winners, scientists, authors, filmmakers and peace advocates from many faith backgrounds. Dominican’s focus on individual faith development and interfaith understanding is aided by the diverse backgrounds of its student body, which represents 24 states and 18 foreign countries. The university was among the first to launch a comprehensive partnership with the Interfaith Youth Core, a national initiative to encourage cooperation and mutual respect among young people from different religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve others. Designed by renowned architect Ralph Adams Cram, the campus retains many Gothic architectural features from its establishment almost 100 years ago while offering students all of the cosmopolitan advantages of its proximity to Chicago. A short train ride to the Loop connects students to world-class museums, theaters and restaurants as well as sporting events featuring the Chicago Bears, White Sox, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks.

That’s Dominican. Amazing Possibilities.

Complete your bachelor’s degree. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 20 master’s level universities in the Midwest, Dominican offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and graduate programs in business, education, social work and continuing studies as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in library and information science.

Learn more about Dominican University at dom.edu.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE

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.

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Saint Mary’s College: The Next Step in Your Academic Journey

A personalized approach to transferring

Explore the best of both worlds

Ever worry that the email you just painstakingly wrote to a college’s admission office won’t be read, much less responded to? You won’t have to worry about that at Saint Mary’s. We pride ourselves on our personalized approach and our transfer coordinator will be happy to speak with you at any point throughout your journey. We know you’ll have plenty of questions, from the day you first start thinking about Saint Mary’s through the day you arrive on campus.

By becoming a Belle, you’ll join the greater Notre Dame, Indiana community. You’ll benefit from the personalized, close-knit environment at Saint Mary’s that will enable you to cultivate your leadership skills while you take advantage of the co-ed extracurricular opportunities across the street at the University of Notre Dame, a top research university. You don’t have to choose between a small women’s college and a larger co-ed university – you truly can have the best of both worlds during your time at Saint Mary’s.

Whether you’re fairly new to life in college or a veteran in higher education, Saint Mary’s will offer you the opportunity to continue your college journey in a small classroom environment where classes are catered toward the ways in which women learn best.

Through our liberal arts-based curriculum, you’ll learn a wealth of information about a variety of fields, and our major offerings span an equally diverse range of subjects. From our programs in nursing and education to our dual-degree engineering program with the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s has something to offer for everyone. Visit saintmarys. edu/majors to learn more about our degree offerings.

We know choosing your next college can seem like a daunting task, so let us help you through the process!

A variety of majors to suit your interests

Transfer scholarships and financial aid

We’d love to show you what you have to look forward to as a Belle, so let us plan your personalized day on campus. Give us a call at 800-551-7621 or email campusvisit@saintmarys.edu and let one of our campus visit coordinators know what you’re interested in exploring at Saint Mary’s!

As a transfer student at Saint Mary’s, you may earn a merit-based scholarship of up to $22,000 per year. You’ll automatically be considered for a scholarship when you apply for admission, so there’s no separate application. Additional funding may also be available for you through our need-based financial aid.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS

Let the University of St. Francis Hand You the Degree You’ve Been Striving For You’ve gotten a start at your community college and now you’re looking for a fouryear academic institution to call home? Let the University of St. Francis be the school that finally hands you the degree you’ve been striving for. Whether you’re a traditional student with a few years to go, or an adult student balancing classes with a full-time job, USF has options for all who want to transfer to USF and become a member of the “Saints” family.

Traditional students can transfer in quickly and easily, guided by USF’s helpful admissions team. Once students send their transcripts for review and evaluation, a staff member will provide guidance and design a personalized academic program upon acceptance. With 43 majors and 37 minors to explore, every student will discover their calling at USF. Numerous academic scholarships are available for traditional student transfers who qualify.

St. Francis is also a great option for busy adults who want to transfer into a program but must work while pursuing their degree. In the arena of online learning, USF is a top contender. USF has been one of the largest providers of online education in Illinois since it piloted its online business program more than 15 years ago. “We routinely collect feedback from our students about their satisfaction with USF’s online learning environment. As a result, we’ve learned that the USF online experience is superior to what many other universities offer,” said Chuck Beutel, USF’s VP for Admissions, Marketing & Enrollment Services.

On campus, the university continues to grow in order to offer students an exceptional liberal arts education. Its physical footprint in Joliet has expanded widely. Last year, USF opened the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at 16-18 Van Buren Street in downtown Joliet at the university’s St. Bonaventure Campus. This year, USF works to prepare the St. Clare Campus at 1550 Plainfield Road for Leach College of Nursing programs, slated to run in fall of 2016. In 2017, construction of a new science building at the main St. Francis Campus at 500 Wilcox Street will begin.

The University of St. Francis serves 3,750 students nationwide through campus and online programs, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and sciences, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. There are 46,000 St. Francis alumni throughout the country. For more information about transferring to USF and becoming part of this thriving community of learners, call 800-735-7500, visit stfrancis.edu/transfer or mark your calendar to attend a fall visit event. You’ll discover firsthand how a USF education is the perfect “next step” for you!

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose. ADULT AND TRANSFER OPEN HOUSES • October 7, 2015: 5-7 p.m. • October 17, 2015 (nursing visit day for freshmen and transfers): 9 a.m. • February 24, 2016: 5-7 p.m. • April 5, 2016: 5-7 p.m. All events are scheduled to take place in San Damiano Hall in the Motherhouse building at 520 Plainfield Road, Joliet, Ill. Your RSVP is requested: call 800-735-7500 or register online at stfrancis.edu/openhouse.

Transferring? Make yourself at home at the University of St. Francis. We want YOU to join the St. Francis family! Just send your transcripts to determine how many classes it will take to finish your degree, and our admissions staff will guide you the rest of the way.

Traditional Student Transfers

Adult Student Transfers

• Find your true passion with 47 majors and 38 minors to choose from. • The credit transfer process is easy. • Academic scholarships are available. • A personalized academic degree plan will be created just for you!

• USF’s adult programs are designed for people with jobs. • Online courses and accelerated programs are available. • Your work experience counts through “Prior Learning” credit.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Illinois Edition : MOUNT MARY UNIVERSITY

TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS UP TO $12,500 PER YEAR

Mount Mary University: Transfer Student Success • 100% of incoming full-time transfer and adult students receive scholarships up to $12,500 per year or reduced tuition.

Location

At Mount Mary University, we transform culture through compassion. We were bold from the first day we opened our doors in 1913. Our founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, were armed with a dream— to educate women who will transform the world. Today, more than 100 years later, Mount Mary is shaping the next generation of bold women who will enrich our world with their creativity, compassion and skill. We are dedicated to making sure nothing stands in the way of you achieving your dreams.

Mount Mary offers: • Guaranteed credit transfer agreements with Milwaukee Area Technical College, Gateway Technical College and other two- and four-year institutions.

Mount Mary’s surrounding residential Wauwatosa community offers parks, coffeehouses, Mayfair Mall and plenty of local shops and restaurants within walking distance! And if you’d like to venture downtown, Milwaukee offers museums, public markets, Lake Michigan shoreline, baseball games at Miller Park and much more. Explore our location at mtmary.edu/Milwaukee.

How to Apply Whether you’ve attended college before or you’re just beginning your educational journey, we have an application process designed for you. View admission information and apply for our transfer, certificate, second degree or accelerated programs online at mtmary.edu/transfer.

We create bold women who will transform the world. Transfer to Mount Mary today. Get started at mtmary.edu/transfer.

• The ability to transfer up to 64 credits from a twoyear school or technical college, and unlimited credits from a four-year institution.

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• Top programs like Dietetics, Social Work, Fashion Design, Writing for New Media (English), Justice and Occupational Therapy.

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