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Enter to Win a $6,000 Scholarship! Visit 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

Fall is a great time to visit campuses. Here a tour guide interacts with campus visitors at Viterbo University, located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Transfer Information For:

Our Spring Transfer Times Scholarship winner in Wisconsin!

• M  innesota State University Moorhead........................ 2 • UW-La Crosse................................. 4

• Viterbo University........................... 10

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

• Winona State University................... 5

• Hamline University......................... 14

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 to read Transfer Student Stories.

• Mount Mary University.................. 6-7 • North Dakota State University.......... 8 • Lawrence University......................... 9

• Northland College.......................... 12 • Cardinal Stritch University.............. 13 • Upper Iowa University.................... 15 • Alverno College.............................. 16 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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! (

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▸ 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: • Schedule a campus visit: • Apply today:

▸ 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, 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!

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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 • • (#DragonPride) •

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.

877-678-6463 | | 2 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin Edition : TRANSFER TIMES SCHOLARSHIP

A $6,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!

Visit 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 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 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 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

Visit to enter the scholarship, view school profiles, and read articles. 3 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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: Enrollment: 10,558 City: La Crosse 51,647 Address: 1725 State St., La Crosse WI 54601


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. | 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

608-785-8000 | | 4 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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 admission. Visit our beautiful campus and meet our students and faculty by going to the website or calling 1.800.DIALWSU.





Office of Admission | 170 West Sanborn St. | Winona, MN 55987 5


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TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS UP TO $12,500 PER YEAR Mount Mary University | 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy | Milwaukee, WI 53222 • 414-930-3024 | | 6 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin Edition : MOUNT MARY UNIVERSITY

Affordable College Education

Programs Designed for You

Mount Mary offers numerous scholarships and financial aid opportunities to help you afford your education including scholarships, corporate partner discounts, student employment and disciplinespecific assistance.

At Mount Mary, you’ll get an education that shapes every part of who you are and who you want to become. As an adult student, your schedule is demanding. Our programs offer flexible evening, daytime and some online course offerings in traditional or accelerated formats to allow you to learn course content and apply it to your current or future career.

• 100% of incoming full-time transfer and adult students receive an academic scholarship of up to $11,000 per year or reduced tuition.

Mount Mary University: Transfer Student Success 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.

• Corporate Partner Discounts: Area partner companies allow eligible employees to receive grants or tuition discounts for select undergraduate and graduate study in select academic programs • Additional scholarship are available, including the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship and Layton Art Scholarship. View all opportunities at

Women’s Leadership Institute Mount Mary University’s Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) provides an ideal support system for aspiring leaders of all kinds at any point in your professional journey. The WLI offers high-impact programs in a collaborative, creative environment that helps you embrace your strengths, develop your skills and pursue your dreams. In collaboration with women leaders and visionaries of all kinds from Milwaukee, throughout Wisconsin and across the country, the WLI offers a lively, creative environment where you can develop the skills and spirit you need to succeed. Whether you want to start a business, advocate for social justice, or strengthen your community, Mount Mary’s WLI will provide a spark that ultimately helps you touch more lives in more meaningful ways.

Mount Mary offers more than 30 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs of study. Some of our top programs include Occupational Therapy, Fashion Design, Writing for New Media (English), Dietetics, Justice, Social Work, Business and Art Therapy. View the full list programs and request more information at

Location 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

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

Transfer to Mount Mary today. Get started at

At Mount Mary, you’ll learn not just how to lead, but also how to lead with a purpose.

We create bold women who will transform the world. Guaranteed Transfer Credits Mount Mary has articulation agreements with Milwaukee Area Technical College, Gateway Technical College and other twoand four-year institutions. This makes the transfer process simple and saves you time in completing your degree. You’ll have the ability to transfer up to 64 credits from a two-year school or technical college, and unlimited credits from a four-year institution.

Mount Mary University | 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy | Milwaukee, WI 53222 • 414-930-3024 | | 7 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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


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

students (fall 2014)

Transfer information


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 for more details on transferring credits.


800 faculty

17:1 student : faculty ratio

14 athletic teams compete in Division I

Scholarship opportunities

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

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 or call 701-231-7978.

800-488-6378 | | 8 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin Edition : LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

Lawrence University The 1,500 undergraduates at Lawrence University study in one of the most rigorous yet supportive academic environments in the U.S. They are smart–really smart–but don’t feel the need to outsmart each other. They defy typecasting, coming from the world’s largest cities and smallest towns, and families of every size, shape, and structure. They are academically, socially, culturally, and economically diverse, kind of like the world is. And they graduate ready to succeed in that rapidly-changing world.

Our Articulation Agreement with University of Wisconsin Colleges Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin colleges are engaged in a partnership designed to facilitate the transfer of students from two year colleges who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music at Lawrence University. To learn more about the requirements and how credits transfer, visit admissions/apply/transfer.

Engage Academically • A college of arts and sciences and a conservatory of music • 1,500 Students and 170 Professors and a 9 to 1 Student to Teacher Ratio • 63% of classes taught last year had an average class size of 1 • The previous bullet is not a typo

Engage in your Community • More than 140 clubs and organizations and 22 varsity sports • 75,000 City / 250,000 Metro population • Appleton is one of the safest and most walkable cities in the United States • More than 200 restaurants locally, with Broadway shows at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

• 5% pursue fellowships, military, or volunteering • 1% are still seeking employment (we really value honesty)

Engage with Lawrence The fall application deadline is April 1, and scholarships up to $20,000 are available for transfer students. Learn more about transfer admission at transfer. Schedule your visit today at or by calling 920-832-6500.

Engage in your Life after Lawrence • 73% employed after graduation at places like Apple, Edward Jones, the Department of Education, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Associated Press

Admissions Office | 711 E. Boldt Way | Appleton, WI 54911 9

• 21% in graduate schools like Dartmouth, Oxford, University of Wisconsin, and Yale

920-832-6500 | | : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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


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.


12:1 student to faculty ratio; 97 percent placement


98 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid

Free credit analysis


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 virtualtour to see what Viterbo and the city of La Crosse have to offer. To schedule your visit, email the admission office at

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, or 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, or

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


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

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

800-848-3726 | | 10 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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!

Visit to enter the scholarship, view school profiles, and read articles. 11 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin Edition : NORTHLAND COLLEGE

Student Ravine Project Benefits Campus

A hands-on, integrated liberal arts college with a focus on the environment and sustainability.

Northland College forestry student Tim Koski transferred to Northland College midway through his sophomore year and immediately took a leadership role on a campus improvement project.


Koski created a project to remove invasive species that pose a threat to the native plants to Bay City Creek ravine that runs through campus. The Renewable Energy Fund and the Northland College Student Association funded two summers worth of work. “Tim is a dreamer and doer,” said Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Sarah Johnson. “Tim applies creativity, ingenuity and a genuine passion for sustainability initiatives, all while staying well-grounded. The first summer, Koski cleared invasive species in preparation to plant native species the second summer.

“The effects will not be noticed in the next year or even in five years,” Koski said. “But 10 to 20 years from now, native trees will fill the space I have made for them.” In addition to removal and planting, Koski plans to create a more “edible landscape by emphasizing fruit and nut producing trees and shrubs of the Great Lakes region.”

Alisa Dean, Transfer Coordinator (715) 682–1676

Northland College offers over forty academic programs. Our transfer coordinator works directly with you to apply your college credits, answer questions and help with scholarship opportunities. Our goal is to make your transition as smooth as possible. Get started today!

“Tim is part old-school natural historian and thinker and part modern-day college student with a lot of motivation to make a difference in the world, starting right here in Northland College’s ravine,” Johnson said.

Office of Admissions | 1411 Ellis Ave. | Ashland, WI 54806

715-682-1676 | | 12 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin Edition : CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY


“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.

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Psychology Religious Studies Respiratory Therapy Sociology Spanish Sport Management Theater Writing

Stritch offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For a full list, visit

— Emma Schlosser

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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.


800-347-8822 | | : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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 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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Make your mark. Make a change.

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.

make a change Undergraduate Admission | 1536 Hewitt Ave. | Saint Paul, MN 55104

800-753-9753 | | 14 : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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 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


- Accounting

- Master of Business Administration

- Business Administration - Criminal Justice - Human Services


- Psychology

- Master of Education

- Master of Public Administration All majors/programs are available online.


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800-553-4150 | | : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Wisconsin 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

Alverno also bridges classroom learning to realworld work experiences through required internships and a multitude of co-curricular activities.

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.

uncommon for faculty to work with students outside of the classroom on various research projects, service-learning activities, leadership and mentoring initiatives, or even recommend and find funding for students to attend national professional conferences.

For more than 40 years, Alverno has made internships a critical component of education. That’s because most people learn best by doing,

And because of Alverno’s impressive studentto-faculty ratio (10:1), professors are thoroughly engaged in each student’s learning. It’s not

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 co-curricular activities.

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

Personalized Learning

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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As a result, Alverno grads find employment quickly after graduation AND in jobs directly related to their major.

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

Contact us for information on COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIP OFFERINGS and tuition reimbursement rates.

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