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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Upper Midwest Edition

Enter to Win a $6,000 Scholarship! Visit TransferTimes.com 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 inside.)

Entry deadline is December 1, 2015.

Congratulations Ginger Sternweis Our Spring Transfer Times Scholarship winner in Upper Midwest!

Ginger is currently a student at UW-Marshfield/Wood County and had this to say:

This degree offers me experiences and learning in a variety of different areas. This will allow me to apply these skills and ‘hit the ground running’ as I enter the workforce. For Ginger’s full profile and those of all scholarship winners, visit TransferTimes.com to read Transfer Student Stories.

Students head to class at North Dakota State University, located in Fargo, North Dakota.

transfertimes.com Transfer Information For: • M  innesota State University Moorhead........................ 2 • UW-La Crosse................................. 4 • University of Minnesota Duluth......... 5 • North Dakota State University.......... 6 • Winona State University................... 7 • University of Jamestown.................. 8 • University of Minnesota Crookston.... 9

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Viterbo University........................... 10 Concordia University - St. Paul........ 12 Southwest Minnesota State University............................. 13 Hamline University......................... 14 Upper Iowa University.................... 15 Mount Mary University................... 16


TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest Edition : MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

MSU Moorhead Offers a Smooth Transfer Transition

Transfer students comprise one-third of our enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead, which means you will fit right in! Admission professionals will ensure your smooth transition and efficient credit transfer as well as offer continuing support while welcoming you to the Dragon family.

MSUM grads get hired

“MSUM was such great help with my transfer,” said Destiny Mitchell, a transfer from University of North Dakota. “My questions were answered right on the spot, I got accepted within a short time period, and all of my credits transferred. It could not have gone any better!”

Chris Hagen, director of public relations at Flint Communications, said, “Students get real-world experience and internships from most institutions, but at MSUM it’s like they’re more meaningful; their portfolios are very rich and deep. That experience is reflected in their confidence, presentation and passion when they apply for jobs.”

Vibrant college town Fargo-Moorhead is a thriving, culturally diverse community with more than 30,000 students attending colleges in the metro area of over 200,000. Just a short drive from the Twin Cities, the community offers a smorgasbord of eateries and coffee houses; recreational, social and entertainment options galore; miles of trails, parks and scenic green areas; and robust employment opportunities for the emerging young professional. Recent Fargo-Moorhead accolades: • 6th Best College Town • 7th Best Downtown in the Nation • #1 College Town to Find a Job • #1 Best Small City in America • Top 10 Best Cities for New College Grads

Of MSUM’s 2013 graduates seeking employment, 95.4 percent found a job in their field of choice in the year following graduation. The region’s flourishing economy, the quality of MSUM programs, and active student engagement contribute to this success.

Closer than you think Further your education at MSU Moorhead. We’re worth the (short) trip! ▸ Fargo-Moorhead regularly lands on “Best of” lists, including college towns, safest and best small community, plus many more! (fmwfchamber.com)

Visit MSU Moorhead today

▸ Learn from the best. MSUM boasts 11 Minnesota Professors of the Year, more than any other university in a five-state area.

MSUM transfer students recommend applying early and visiting the campus even if you’re still exploring the transfer landscape. • Interactive campus tour: mnstate.edu/tour • Schedule a campus visit: mnstate.edu/visit • Apply today: mnstate.edu/apply

▸ Explore what you want at MSUM with a plethora of academic options, including many nationally renowned programs.

Virtual Tour

Check out our online virtual tour at mnstate.edu, then schedule a campus visit to see how MSUM can fit into the next step in your career plan. We’re worth the (short) trip!

Stay Connected

At a glance

Check out MSUMoorhead and #DragonPride.

• 7,820 total number students served • 12 to 19 credits for the same price • 17-to-1 faculty-student ratio • 23 average class size • 77 majors & 84 emphases • youtube.com/MSUMoorhead • twitter.com/MSUMoorhead (#DragonPride) • facebook.com/msumoorhead

Admissions Office | 1104 7th Ave. S | Moorhead, MN 56563

▸ Fargo-Moorhead is a vibrant college town with more than 30,000 students and plenty of eateries, arts and entertainment and employment opportunities for young, emerging professionals.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is an equal opportunity educator and employer and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest 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.

Let’s Take a Quick Look at the Job Outlook If there’s one piece of advice to consider when thinking about a college major or a future career, it would absolutely have to be this: Do something you truly enjoy doing.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. There’s lots more information in this publication as well, including job search tips and more detailed information on many types of jobs. AND... it’s all available and downloadable from the Internet. Go to bls.gov/OCO to get it all.

If you are unhappy in your work, there’s a pretty good chance this dissatisfaction will affect other aspects of your life as well. After all, you’re probably going to be spending about half of the time you’re awake either at work or traveling to or from work. Do something you like and find meaningful!

Now, let’s explain the terms Fastest Growing Occupations and Occupations with the Largest Numerical Increases. If, for instance, an occupation had 1,000 workers in 2008 and it is predicted that another 1,000 workers will be added by 2018, that’s a 100 percent increase in the occupation. It’s a very fastgrowing occupation.

Having said that, job growth and job security may also merit some careful consideration. Here’s a look at the Fastest Growing Occupations and the Occupations with the Largest Numerical Increases predicted between 2008 and 2018.

Great information for free The information is from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S.

On the other hand, a second occupation may have 500,000 workers and is predicted to add 100,000 more by 2018. That’s only a 20 percent increase, but it’s many more people entering the occupation than the 1,000 new employees entering the first occupation. Refer to the box at the right to look at the data both ways.

Fastest Growing Occupations with Largest Percent Increase: 2008-2018 • Biomedical Engineers • Network Systems and Data • Communications Analysts • Financial Examiners • Athletic Trainers • Computer Software Engineers/Applications

Occupations with Largest Numerical Increase (Adding Jobs) 2008-2018 • Registered Nurses (B.S.N./A.D.N.) • Accountants and Auditors • Elementary School Teachers (except Special Education) • Computer Software Engineers/Applications • Network Systems & Data • Communications Analysts

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest Edition : UW-LA CROSSE

UW-La Crosse: Take a Step in the Right Direction Pack your aspirations: head to UW-La Crosse as you embark on the next steps of your life path. Discover strong academics nestled in Mississippi River Valley natural beauty. For decades we’ve ranked among top Midwest public universities and been a Kiplinger’s top value. It’s easy to see why.

No. 4 Midwest Public University – U.S. News & World Report, 2015 No. 16 — 24 Best College Values under $30,000 a year in the U.S. – Kiplinger’s, 2015

At UW-La Crosse, academics are a priority. Benefit from small classes with driven students. Conduct research. Take a class with a Wisconsin Professor of the Year – we’ve had three in the last four years. Our motto is Mens Corpusque, Latin for “mind and body.” After class, put your body to work in the REC. Join one of 19 athletic teams. We’ve had 33 national championships since 2001! Engage in leadership opportunities among 180+ student groups. Plan to use the new Student Center opening in 2017. Challenge yourself in a historic community offering a diverse, global environment. Students hail from 30+ countries. Study, intern or research overseas. Enjoy life in a relaxed college town. Look for bald eagles soaring overhead and listen for nostalgic riverboat whistles. You’ll feel right at home. Whether hiking the bluffs or biking the marsh, discover that your path runs through UW-La Crosse!

Discover how UWL fits your future; schedule a visit at: www.uwlax.edu/visit

www.uwlax.edu Enrollment: 10,558 City: La Crosse 51,647 www.explorelacrosse.com Address: 1725 State St., La Crosse WI 54601 admissions@uwlax.edu

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE E M B A R K O N YO U R 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.

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

Office of Admissions | 1725 State St. | La Crosse, WI 54601

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest Edition : UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH

Take Your Education to the Next Level! Transfer to the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and become part of a university that challenges you academically and prepares you for future success. At UMD, we offer over 140 majors and minors in the College of Education and Human Service Professions, College of Liberal Arts, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, School of Fine Arts, and the Swenson College of Science and Engineering.

Let us help you plan your future! Over 250 student organizations await your discovery, where you can meet new friends,

and engage in campus life. Participate in one of 20 different intramural sports, 25 club sports or cheer on the Bulldogs as they compete in Division I or II athletics. Learn in state of the art facilities like our Swenson Science or Engineering halls, or the Labovitz School of Business. Relax between classes in our newly renovated Kirby Student Lounge and keep up with your studies in our new Learning Commons located in the Kathryn A. Martin Library. At UMD, you have the chance to participate and engage in opportunities you never thought imaginable. Earn a degree at a university that is recognizable for student success and achievement!

Still not convinced? Schedule your campus tour and visit today and meet with a Transfer Counselor to discuss what courses will transfer to UMD. We would love to meet with you! www.d.umn.edu/transfer, 218-726-7171 or umdadmis@d.umn.edu.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest 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.

majors

800 faculty

17:1 student : faculty ratio

14 athletic teams compete in Division I

Scholarship opportunities

ndsu.edu/visit

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,

Office of Admissions | Dept. 2832, PO Box 6050 | Fargo, ND 58108

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 Upper Midwest Edition : WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

For Transfer Students, the Journey Continues at WSU

A stimulating learning environment focused on undergraduate education. Students are challenged to apply knowledge to practical problems, such as understanding the impact of tourism on developing nations by traveling to the South Pacific or using geosciences flume lab to assess the impact of flooding on Mississippi River communities.

Get to know your professors in small classes. Our average class size is just 26-30 students, an extraordinary number for a university with 8,700 students. In each of our 52 majors, 21 minors and 10 pre-professional programs, you’ll interact with your professors, with opportunities for hands-on research experiences. Learning doesn’t happen just in the classroom – it happens everywhere.

Every student experiences a unique journey on the path to higher education. A university known for its range of programs, taught by dedicated, approachable faculty. Students who care about campus activities and the community. A campus located in the heart of one of the Midwest’s most beautiful cities, with unique cultural and recreational opportunities.

Improving our world. More than half of Winona State students are involved in community service or volunteer projects. Groups of WSU students planned and participated in multiple projects connecting them with the local food coop and survivors of domestic violence who also faced food insecurity issues. Other students worked with the Boys & Girls Club as part of a service-learning course designed to investigate the connection between poverty and success in public education.

A Top Tier university (U.S. News & World Report), Best in the Midwest (The Princeton Review), one of 85 universities on the Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service, and as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys, Winona State offers unparalleled value for transfer students.

Comprehensive support services. Counseling and advising ensure you have the information you need to transfer coursework and

fulfill graduation requirements. Health and veterans services help maintain peace of mind. Life and Learning provides and supports laptops and iPad mini tablets for full-time students, along with software and wireless access to the web. As you approach graduation, Career Services is there with one-on-one assistance with resumes, practice interviews, and a database of employment openings.

Tuition, scholarships and financial aid. Most WSU students are eligible for financial aid, including transfer students. Minnesota residents and students who apply for reciprocity from Wisconsin and North and South Dakota receive resident tuition rates. Academic merit scholarships are available for transfer students with 30 or more credits and a 3.35 GPA. The $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship is for members of this academic honor society who have earned an associate degree or completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with a 3.5 GPA. And transfer students may apply for the many talent, inclusion and diversity, alumni and academic scholarships available to all WSU students.

Find out more. To find out more about transferring to Winona State, visit www.winona.edu/admissions. Visit our beautiful campus and meet our students and faculty by going to the website or calling 1.800.DIALWSU.

WE’VE GOT A PLACE FOR YOU.

COME FIND US! winona.edu

Journey

CONTINUE YOUR

Office of Admissions | 170 West Sanborn St. | Winona, MN 55987 7

AT WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY admissions@winona.edu

FOLLOW US   @winonastateU

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest Edition : UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN

University of Jamestown: Proven Success

Established in 1883 as Jamestown College, The University of Jamestown is a private, liberal arts fouryear university granting Bachelor of Art, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, as well as, a Master in Education, Master of Arts in Leadership, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The Jimmies are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and NorthStar Athletic Association, and compete in eight men’s and eight women’s sports: baseball, m/w basketball, m/w cross country, football, m/w golf, m/w soccer, softball, m/w track and field, volleyball, and m/w wrestling. The University will be introducing ACHA Division I Hockey and USA Powerlifting (Collegiate) in the Fall of 2016. In addition to being named the highest-ranked North Dakota Top Tier School by U.S. News & World Report, University of Jamestown has been named to America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., and a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review.

Transfer Scholarships Transfer scholarships are based on the students cumulative GPA and range between $6,000 and $10,000 per year. Students must have completed 18 semester credits (or 27 quarter credits) to qualify for transfer scholarships. UJ also offers scholarships for athletics, music, theatre and dance. Phi Theta Kappa members with a cumulative 3.8 GPA are eligible for an $11,000 annual scholarship.

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Transfer Process The University of Jamestown has a rolling admission policy, so students can apply at any time. Once UJ has each of the documents listed below, it takes only a couple of days to make an admission decision and determine an academic scholarship award. 1. Online Application (It’s free! There is no cost to apply.) 2. Official Transcripts from all college/ universities and the student’s high school. 3. Transfer Recommendation Form Once all of the above documents have been submitted, the University will make an admission decision and determine any academic scholarships for which the student may qualify. The University of Jamestown does accept up to 64 credits from accredited two-year colleges and unlimited credits from accredited four-year colleges or universities as long as the classes are college level courses, the student received a C- or better, and the

admission@uj.edu | UJ.EDU | 1-800-336-2554 institution offers an Associate of Arts or Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. In addition, to transfer to UJ a student must be in good standing with the institution from which they are transferring. UJ reviews every application individually.

Transcript Evaluation The University of Jamestown offers students the opportunity to see how each of their classes transfer to the University at NO COST. The Director of Transfer Admission will review each student’s transcript and send the student a

Office of Admission | 6081 College Lane | Jamestown, ND 58405

copy of the evaluation so they can see exactly where they stand with their courses.

Come See for Yourself! We encourage students and their families to visit the beautiful University of Jamestown campus. Each visit is customized to the student and includes the opportunity to tour campus, visit with faculty and coaches, sit in on a class, and meet with our admission and financial aid staff.

To arrange a campus visit, please access our website at www.uj.edu or call 1-800-336-2554.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest Edition : UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CROOKSTON

University of Minnesota Crookston The transfer-friendly University of Minnesota Crookston is a comprehensive, career-oriented university with 33 undergraduate degree programs, 36 concentration areas, 22 minors, and 14 online options. There are many reasons to choose the U of M Crookston:

1. Ease into a transfer- friendly university.

All college credits are evaluated, and credits are typically accepted from military experience, tech and two-year colleges, and other four-year institutions. We have the resources and financial aid support to help make your transition smooth. There is no out-of-state tuition differential—students who are not residents of Minnesota pay the same tuition rate as residents!

2. Earn a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. A degree from the University of Minnesota is respected around the globe and not just by other intellectuals and academics—by every major employer who wants to hire the best and brightest— otherwise known as you.

3. Learn, then do.

You won’t just spend all your time behind a desk. Curriculum is designed around experiential learning. Depending on your major, you might work on projects to analyze advertising, public relations, marketing, and new media for real clients. Or you may work at a laboratory, corporate office, local airport, forest, farm, riding ring, greenhouse, small business, health care facility, or computer room. You may also get the chance to work with professors on undergraduate research projects.

4. You’ll gain a career edge.

At the U of M Crookston research, volunteer, and other experiences are built right into your coursework,

Office of Admissions | 2900 University Ave. | Crookston, MN 56716 9

and much takes place beyond the classroom. You do things here. You’ll plan, develop, and implement projects that fit your career field— all to develop confidence and skills to dive right in to your own career. This technology-driven, career-oriented approach means you graduate with an edge. So whether you kick-start your career or continue learning in grad school, you’ll be ready.

5. Get involved and get the individual attention you deserve.

The U of M, Crookston is a small campus with big U of M connections and a low student/faculty ratio. Our 40 student clubs and organizations provide many options to get involved and become a leader, and we offer athletics at the NCAA Division II level in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Go, Golden Eagles!

TRANSFER TODAY! Requirements: • Cumulative GPA of 2.00 in previous college work. • Official transcripts from every institution you have attended. (May need to provide a high school transcript/GED test scores and ACT scores).

Apply Today:

• Complete an application online at www.umcrookston.edu/ admissions and include the $30 application fee. • Send official transcripts from ALL previous institutions. • Transfer specialty scholarships are available.

CONTACT US! Call 1-800-UMC-MINN to speak with Admissions, Financial Aid, and our transfer specialist. Visit www.umcrookston.edu to learn more about degree programs, campus life, and the transfer admissions process. We’re eager to visit with you. APPLY TODAY!

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest 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.

DISTINCTIVE

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

AFFORDABLE

98 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid

Free credit analysis

ACCESSIBLE

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.

Admissions Office | 900 Viterbo Dr. | La Crosse, WI 54601

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest 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 Upper Midwest Edition : CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, ST. PAUL

Continue Your Educational Journey With Concordia University, St. Paul Earning a college degree is more important than ever for career growth. But for those who are already working or juggling family commitments, the thought of going back to school can be daunting. With the transfer options available at Concordia University, St. Paul, students can earn the degree they need while building on the experience they already have.

Concordia was founded in 1893 as a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to providing students with an exceptional education to prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives. We have remained focused on that mission for over 100 years, offering degrees that prepare students for real-world success. Concordia University, St. Paul is committed to providing students with the education they need for career success, both online and on ground. Our degree programs are responsive to the job market, providing students with relevant coursework for in-demand careers. The faculty members at CSP have years of industry experience, bringing valuable knowledge into the classroom and making real connections with students like you.

Some of the benefits of earning a degree at Concordia include: • Career-focused degrees: Receive the benefits of a liberal arts education while immersed in programs designed to give students marketable job skills and knowledge. • Dynamic learning community: Members of our diverse student body – both on campus and online – come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, faiths, cultural heritages and age groups, but all students play an integral part in the Concordia University, St. Paul community.

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• Relevant learning: Concordia’s experiential learning environment allows students to apply academic concepts to real-world settings. They develop practical knowledge and abilities that are beneficial in the classroom and beyond.

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• Affordable: Concordia University, St. Paul is one of the most affordable private colleges in Minnesota. With competitively priced degree programs and generous financial aid packages, students can earn a private college education at a price they can afford. • Supportive faculty members: Faculty members who have a wealth of experience in their field of study help students achieve their academic goals through quality education and support.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest Edition : SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Southwest Minnesota State University

YOURSUCCESSSTORY Begins with Your Visit

Southwest Minnesota State University opened its doors in 1967 and has a proud tradition of offering an affordable, quality education to students both near and far. The university offers 50 majors as well as pre-professional programs, two-year AA degrees, master’s degrees and study abroad opportunities. Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communications and Leadership are the newest major, bringing to six the number of ag-related majors in this ag-dominated region. An RN to BSN nursing program was recently added, and the university’s Honors Program allows top high school students to design their own major course of study. SMSU has 19,300 alumni, and an annual economic impact of $140 million in the region. SMSU encourages civic engagement, and its graduates make a difference in the communities where they live. At the SMSU website, www.SMSU.edu, you’ll find answers to all your questions, as well as an online tour of campus. The Office of Admission plans numerous special visit days, and welcomes prospective student visits at any time. Register for a visit online: www.SMSU.edu/admission, or call 1-800-642-0684, extension 6286. SMSU is proud that its graduates find jobs. Ninety-nine percent of recent graduates are employed, and 95 percent of those found jobs in their field of study. SMSU has been recognized for its affordability, quality, lifetime return on investment and is one of the best values in higher education today. The University has also been named Military Friendly School and a Yellow Ribbon Business for its services offered to veterans and their families. The Mustangs are part of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Men’s sports include football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, cross country and track and field. Women’s sports include volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, cross country, golf and track and field. Wheelchair basketball is a co-ed sport at the university. The athletics website is: www.smsumustangs.com.

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Talk with an Admission Counselor, tour campus with a current student, meet with a professor, coach or advisor and see why SMSU is Where You Belong! Visit smsu.edu/go/visit or contact us today!

VISITOPPORTUNITIES WEEKDAY VISITS Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm MUSTANG SATURDAYS & OPEN HOUSES View & Schedule Online at www.smsu.edu/go/visit

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The university was built with accessibility in mind, and is well known across the country for its support of students with disabilities. SMSU is “big enough” and “far enough away” and offers a real sense of community. Faculty and staff work hard to ensure students’ success, and students thrive with individual attention not found at other institutions. It’s no wonder that the University’s theme, “Where You Belong,” is applicable to students from both near and far.

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OF SMSU GRADS FROM THE CLASS OF 2013 WERE EMPLOYED SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATION.

Turn your credits into a Bachelor’s Degree at Southwest Minnesota State University. With 50+ majors, you can learn more at SMSU and earn more after! With small class sizes, hands on learning and endless internship opportunities, your success story begins at SMSU!

For many in the region, their success story begins at SMSU. Come visit anytime and see why so many choose SMSU.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest Edition : HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

Make a Change – Transfer to Hamline University Did you know that nearly 35% of graduates transferred to Hamline from two- or fouryear institutions? Hamline University is a community of diverse scholars driven by curiosity and collaboration, and we value the experience and contributions you bring to our campus. We believe that what you learn outside of the classroom is just as important as what you learn in it. 100% of students gain real-world experience through internships, research, or service-learning projects, drawing from the Twin Cities’ hundreds of corporations—including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, startups, and government agencies. In addition, the Hamline Plan, the university’s nationally recognized core

curriculum, prepares you for post-college success by developing your cultural awareness, writing, speaking, and reasoning skills. You’ll be able to choose from over 50 different areas of study and dive into the academic offerings that you are passionate about! Hamline students enjoy personal attention from their professors with a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. 91% of full-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. or another terminal degree, and students often collaborate with their professors on research and are able to present their own work at national conferences. Such opportunities are rare at the undergraduate level and offer an advantage to students when applying for jobs or to graduate school. Hamline students are also diverse —25% are multicultural—and globally minded, coming from 44 states and 34 countries. You can study abroad in more than 60 different countries from England and Germany to Spain, Senegal, China, and Japan during a month-long January- or May-term course abroad, or participate in a semester- or year-long program. You can even create the study abroad experience that best suits your goals.

athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). We are committed to making college affordable, with more than 90% of students receiving need-based grants or merit scholarships. Academic scholarships starting at $7,500 are available to transfer students and are renewable annually. Tuition is $36,888 and room and board is $9,736 for the 2015-2016 academic year, and transfer students who choose to live in a Hamline residence hall may be eligible to receive an annual $2,000 transfer housing grant.

Visit campus The best way to know if Hamline is the right fit for you is to come see us! Sit in on a class, meet professors, have lunch with current students, visit with athletic coaches, and get a feel for life as a Hamline Piper. Contact Kaia Sherburne or Jen Thonedara at 651-523-2207 or admission@hamline.edu for questions or to set up your personalized Hamline experience today.

Pipers get involved! The university is home to over 70 student organizations, including five music ensembles, and 20 intercollegiate athletic teams— our newest sport is women’s lacrosse! Student

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experience 100% of students gain real-world experience through an internship, collaborative research, service learning project, or study abroad in more than 60 countries.

value More than 90% of students receive financial aid.

quality Hamline ranks first in its class in Minnesota, according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges.

variety Nearly 35% of our undergraduates transferred from two- or four-year institutions!

More than 50 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in business, law, education, and liberal arts.

Hamline strives to make the process of transferring credits as seamless as possible by accepting credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Upper Midwest 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 Upper Midwest 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.

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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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