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Think about all you can do at the University of Saint Francis. Immerse yourself in the challenging academics. Get to know your professors one-on-one. Absorb the values lived every day in our Franciscan environment. Serve your community through the many opportunities provided through courses and on-campus organizations. And have fun! We have over 40 student-led clubs that can help you let loose after a hard day of studying. Try out the student life, where students get together for all-night movie marathons, random road trips and excellent comedians and live music. It’s all here for you. Make it yours! You want a school that inspires you. An institution that helps mold you into a skilled, creative thinker with vast real-world opportunities. A university where you’re a member of a large family rather than just a number in a database. A safe haven that encourages your spiritual growth. And most importantly, a place where you can look back and proudly state, “I went there, it prepared me for my future, and I had the best time of my life.”

“I wanted to be a part of not only a university, but a community where both the mind and the spirit could flourish. That’s exactly what I have found at USF!” –Brian Isenbarger, Senior, Secondary Education


• USF’s Got Talent • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service • “Formula 4 Life” 5k fundraiser • Spring Fling • The Little Regatta Boat Race • Ultimate Road Trip

If you’re a fan of tailgating with classmates, tasty barbecue, high-fiving a gigantic Cougar named Johnny, or painting a “USF” on your chest, all while witnessing our football team fight hard for another victory, don’t miss the Homecoming festivities.


GOOD TIMES Activities

• Concerts and comedians • Plays and musicals • Student art gallery opening • Free trade coffeehouse

The Fitness Center — open to all students — offers treadmills, bikes, stair climbers, elliptical trainers, free weights, weight machines and others for your workout. It’s the sure-fire way to avoid the dreaded “freshman 15.”

“I love how it feels like its own little community. I come here and I feel at home. I’m not just a number, but a face and a person. And there’s a lot to do! Something is happening every weekend, or students come up with something on their own. The doors on our floor are always open because we’re all friends.”

Ultimate Road Trippin’ Ever wonder just how much fun you can have in an impromptu, 24-hour adventure? USF’s Ultimate Road Trip, a 10-year tradition, has made great places like Colorado Springs, Myrtle Beach, Dallas, Louisville, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Atlanta, Charlotte, New York City and Philadelphia its destination for fun times. On Friday night, we pick a destination out of a hat, get on a bus and then we’re off! We drive all night Friday and arrive Saturday morning. Armed with just a map and loads of enthusiasm, we spend all day exploring. Saturday night we come back to campus, a little exhausted, but full of great stories and some of the best memories.

– Samantha Hickle, Freshman, Communication Arts and Graphic Design


Some of the best parts of your education will happen outside the classroom, so take part in campus life! The times between study sessions, while you’re catching an all-night movie marathon or enjoying some free food at Student Government’s annual ice cream social, are the heart and soul of your college experience. It’s a fact that students who are more involved in campus life do better in class. So when you’re looking at different schools, make sure there’s something to do with your outof-classroom time. Your social life (and your grades) will appreciate it!

“Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Being in a club with other people who have the same interests as you can really help you learn more about your area of study.” -Michael Dickman, Senior, Art Education


Accounting Association: Luca Paccioli American Advertising Federation Animation/Siggraph Club Art Education Society Art League Cougars for Life Dead Theologians Society Drama Club: Act One Eco Club Educators in Action Equestrian Team F/8 Photo Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes Film Club Graduate Psychology Club Graduate Student Nurse Association Intramural Athletics 6




Being part of SGA allows you to sit on committees with professors and administrators where you get to be a part of shaping university-wide policies. Join SGA and represent your fellow students!

SAC plans all of the fun things we do here on campus. Like a particular comedian? Like planning events? Join SAC and have your voice heard. They also get to do fun things like take the performers out to dinner before their on-campus events! Talk about perks.

Do you like to sing? Or play drums? All students are eligible to audition for scholarships if they join any of our musical ensembles. You’ve always dreamed of making money by being in a band, and now you can!

Jazz Ensemble Just Peace Mud Puppies Ceramic Club Music Ministry Orientation Team Honors Club Paw Print Student Newspaper Peer Ministries Pep Band/Drum Line Physical Therapy Studies Physician Assistant Student Society Pre-Professional Healthcare Club Public Relations Society Resident Hall Association Science Club Social Work Club Student Activities Council Student Nurses Association Students in Free Enterprise Students Promoting Intercultural Exchange Tour De Francis: Cycling Club Trim-Line University Singers

Why Dorms Rock… There’s a reason why residence halls are the ultimate collegiate experience. They’re where your social and academic lives collide, where roommates become best friends, study buddies become movie marathon partners, and Residence Assistants become the older sibling you never had. Luckily, USF offers three outstanding hall options to be your home away from home.

BONZEL HALL— Recently renovated, Bonzel consists of traditional, two-person rooms with community bathrooms. Plus, there’s a huge recreation area, computer labs and private study rooms in the basement.

CLARE HALL— The newest residence hall on campus is three stories of suite-style living. Two students share a room and a bathroom that connects to a room with two students on the other side. Each floor has a kitchenette, study lounge and laundry facility.

PADUA HALL— Padua is an apartment-style hall, with six to eight students per apartment. Students live in single or double rooms, with each unit housing large bathrooms, a kitchenette and lounge area.

A Few Cool Things About Living on Campus

• Location, location, location: You’ll be close to class, campus activities, sports, group meetings, food—you name it. Plus, living closer means getting to sleep just a little bit longer before your Monday morning class. (Wearing slippers to class is okay, too.)

• Making friends: Chances are, even if you don’t find your future spouse here, you’ll befriend those who’ll stand up there with you on that special day.

• Free air-conditioning, phone, Internet and cable in every room! (Beats writing a check to the cable company.) • Did we mention food is nearby, and all you can eat? And there are five different dining locations on campus! • USF is a tobacco-free campus. For more information about smoking cessation, talk to an Admissions counselor. • Impromptu next-door study groups. • Movable furniture. Loft your bed and put your desk under it. Hide your dresser in your closet, bring a sofa. It’s your space. Make it comfortable.

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If you want to commute, we know you’ll be busy. You might not have the same opportunities to get involved on campus as the students who are here all the time. Our Connecting Commuters organization exists to make you feel more a part of the campus community. Expect free lunch and Gas Card Bingo. Also—watch out for the newsletter. (It has coupons!)

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FRANCISCAN VALUES nce. It goes beyond our name— it’s part of your USF experie

“Being a Peer Minister has greatly impacted my education at USF. Not only am I learning in the classroom, but I am also learning and growing in my faith each day. Sometimes the greatest things in life cannot be gained from a textbook, but the real lessons come from experience.” —Julie Murray, Junior, Theology

Mission Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions of Faith and Reason, the University of Saint Francis engages a diverse community in learning, leadership and service. At the university, you will experience Franciscan values that encourage us to:

• Reverence the unique dignity of each person. • Encourage a trustful, prayerful community of learners. • Serve one another, society and the Church. • Foster peace and justice. • Respect creation.

Campus Ministry As much a part of the University of Saint Francis fabric as the statue of St. Francis himself, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for worship, fellowship and spiritual growth for the entire campus. Our goal — to show each person God’s love— is exemplified by numerous activities:

• Full schedule of Catholic Masses • Confession, Adoration and other prayer opportunities • Off-campus weekend retreats • Scripture and faith sharing groups • Concerts, coffeehouses, themed lunches and other fellowship events

Peer Ministry Interested in administering, organizing and carrying out the mission of Campus Ministry? Become a Peer Minister and inspire your fellow classmates by sharing the joy and wisdom of God’s love.

Franciscan Service to the Community…and Beyond USF FEEDS THE FORT In the spirit of Catholic service, USF collected 138,164 food items to restock the food banks and kitchens in Fort Wayne over the past four years.

CENTER FOR SERVICE ENGAGEMENT Want to really put knowledge into action and create positive change in our world? The Center for Service Engagement can connect you with service opportunities at local and global nonprofit organizations. You can be an active citizen, enhance your learning and show a real commitment to USF’s Franciscan values of peace, justice and service.

GREEN CAMPUS INITIATIVE The Green Campus Task Force has initiated lots of green-friendly campus changes, from recycled newspaper insulation in the new Clare Hall, to motion-sensor light switches, to more campus-area recycling bins. We even started loaning out bicycles to students for a returnable deposit. (That’s right, it’s free!)



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Baseball Basketball Cross-Country Football Golf Soccer Tennis Track & Field

Basketball Cross-Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field Volleyball

Also offered: Cheer team, Dance team

INTRAMURALS Intramurals combine the athletic spirit of friendly competition with the Franciscan values of dignity and respect. Hit the court for a 5-on-5 basketball tournament—this is Indiana, after all — or take on some friends in a game of glow-in-the-dark Ultimate Frisbee.

FIND OUT HOW TO TRY OUT! Visit There’s a “Future Cougar” link right on the home page. Fill out the recruit form, and we’ll come to you. Really want to stand out? Send us a link to your highlight reel.

Name: Kevin Dawson Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind. High School: Northrop Major: Health and Exercise Science Graduation: 2012 USF Accomplishments: I was a

four-year basketball team starter, but I feel equally strongly about academics. I maintained a 3.99 grade point average, which helped me to become a Capital One Academic AllAmerica Men’s Basketball Team member and two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete. I was named to the All-MCC Defensive Team, and helped the team win a national championship in 2010. 13

USF is located in Fort Wayne, Ind., the second-largest city in the state. Fort Wayne is a city with a storied history that combines Midwestern hospitality with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Plus, it’s got multiple aliases: the City of Churches, City of Restaurants, the Summit City, and — awarded for the third time — an All-American City. It’s a perfect setting for your collegiate experience. Rich in culture, Fort Wayne’s revitalized downtown area has numerous entertainment experiences for your hardearned weekends. In just 15 minutes from campus, you can be enjoying art museums, dance clubs, sporting events, movie and classical theaters, performance venues, shopping and countless outstanding restaurants. And — can you say, “Road Trip?” Fort Wayne is a convenient geographical area for checking out other amazing Midwestern cities. Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago are all less than 200 miles away. Fort Wayne’s pretty much got anything you’d want in a city. Did we mention Johnny Appleseed was buried here? Or that the television, refrigerator and jukebox were invented here, too? Your parents will eat that stuff up.



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Hands-On Learning Being the second-largest city in Indiana has other benefits. Fort Wayne is home to multiple Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Our students have a lot of internship opportunities — and an internship always looks good on a resume. Wouldn’t it be great to say you worked at Fox News, the United Way or a Level 1 Trauma Center before you even graduated?

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Fort Wayne earned the moniker “Title Town” in 2009 when the Komets hockey team became Turner Cup three-peat champions and the San Diego Padres’ single A affiliate TinCaps baseball team earned their first-ever Midwest League championship. And, if you follow basketball, be sure to catch the NBA D-League’s Mad Ants in action.

Imagine a classroom in a tropical paradise, snorkeling and hiking. Led by USF Biology Professor Dr. Larry Wiedman, USF students do just that on Andros Island in the Bahamas (location of the world’s third-largest barrier reef). They also learn about Bahamian culture and conduct soccer clinics for local students. Students travel to the Bahamas each January and May. In fact, travel study is a general education opportunity, which means just about any student can participate!

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MAJORS IN • Biology • Chemistry • Clinical Laboratory

Science • English • Environmental Science • Forensic Chemistry • Health & Exercise Science • History • Legal Studies • Liberal Studies • Mathematics • Ministry • Political Science • Philosophy • Pre-Chiropractic • Pre-Dental • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Physician Assistant • Pre-Veterinary • Sociology • Theology


Name: Adam King Hometown: Griffith, Ind. High School: Griffith High School Degree: BS in Biology with Minor in Environmental Science Graduation: 1996 Take on USF: I am a nuclear medicine technologist

at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart, Ind., administering radioactive medicines to detect or treat disease. What satisfies me most is one-on-one contact with patients, and knowing that what I’m doing is making their health and lives better. Being a biology major and playing two sports at USF taught me to be extremely organized and to manage my time—huge factors for success in healthcare. My USF education strongly affected my life. My professors were extremely passionate, and made learning contagious.

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“Through the EPIC Program, I was placed in an internship with WorkOne. The people at WorkOne have been great, and have offered me a future with their successful organization. The EPIC Program has also allowed me to work with other outstanding students who will have very bright futures.” -Michael Scher, 2012 Accounting Graduate


Some accounting students study five years before taking CPA exams. USF EPIC accounting graduates earn enough credits in fou r years to take the test!

MAJORS IN • Accounting • Busse EPIC™ CPA Track • Classroom-Intensive

CPA Track • Business Administration • Sports Management Concentration • Busse EPIC™ Track • Classroom Intensive Track

Name: Vanessa E. Bradtmiller Hometown: Markle, Ind. High School: Norwell Degrees: BBA 2007, MBA 2009 Take on USF: I am a Defined Benefits

Services Manager for Aon Hewitt in The Woodlands, Texas. I attribute my success in business to the immeasurable values I learned at USF. The integrity, honesty and courage have prepared me to make daily ethical decisions in the best interest of my clients. USF taught me that integrity is mandatory, not optional. The business department stressed the value of accountability, which has transferred to my current work environment. These values help me operate with grace under pressure, act with dignity and compassion to co-workers, and make a difference in the business world. I chose the classroom-intensive track for my degrees. I needed small class sizes and one-on-one instruction from my professors, and although the classes were small, they didn’t lack diversity. Not only did I reach my goals and learn from my professors, but I gained knowledge and perspective from my classmates.

Business is Good. At USF, business isn’t all about spreadsheets and profit margins. Our Franciscan values will teach you how to be a beacon for what is right and good about business. We believe that entrepreneurship and commerce can be instruments for good, that business management skills are only as useful as your values, and that courage to do what is right defines the success of any enterprise.

You Have Options. You can concentrate on key business concepts and strategies in the classroom first and then focus on internships later (classroom intensive). Or, you can remove the walls between the classroom and workplace to experience extensive group learning and executive mentoring before you graduate (field intensive/EPIC program). Either way, at USF — business is good.

ONLY AT USF—BUSSE EPIC™ TRACK This signature program provides students with two years of paid work experience while they’re working on a bachelor’s degree. Look at these benefits:

• Potential for higher starting salary after you graduate • Immediate experience in your field • Extensive industry connections with prestigious companies • Mentoring by experienced business executives

How is Business Done Overseas? Every year, Busse School of Business students have the opportunity to experience business in a foreign country. In 2010, students traveled to Brazil to study the use of sustainable fuels, and most recently, students went to Europe to study international commerce.


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PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The beautiful USF Performing Arts Center showcases USF’s annual theater productions and convocations. We are also able to use it to bring Grammy-winning artists like “Jars of Clay” and guest lecturers to interact with our students. A hub for arts and education in downtown Fort Wayne, the center has a theater that seats more than 2,000, a beautiful ballroom and space for our developing META program. Rollout of META is scheduled for Fall 2013.


They’re Kind of a Big Deal. Not only does the School of Creative Arts offer a world-class exhibition schedule in multiple galleries throughout the year, but it also provides opportunities for students to meet professional artists and communicators in person. Over the past year, a renowned painter, an exhibiting ceramicist, internationally recognized painters and photographers, groundbreaking photojournalists and musicians all made stops at USF to lecture and work with students in class and individually. (You can probably even get a photo with them if you ask nicely.)

It’s Your Time to Shine. Each fall and spring semester SOCA holds Talent Day, an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to submit an art or communication portfolio, or audition for talent scholarships. After being individually critiqued by a School of Creative Arts faculty member, students with the most inspired portfolio and audition will win USF scholarships. So show off your God-given talent and win a scholarship! (Please remember us when you’re famous.)

Name: Brandon Peat Hometown: Elkhart, Ind. High School: Elkhart Central Degree: BA in fine/commercial art with concentration in illustration

Graduation: 2007 Take on USF: I was hired by a prominent Fort Wayne

design agency soon after I graduated and worked for them for two and a half years before starting my own one-man design business, which I’ve been successfully running for a year and a half now. There’s a lot I could say about Saint Francis—for one, the SOCA faculty are top-notch artists who genuinely take a personal interest and approach to your education—and they’re also just great people. I also loved the campus life, both as a student living in the dorms and as an art student working in the Rolland building until all hours of the night. And the design program and AAF advertising club give you great opportunities to make connections with professionals in the area. But the most important thing I learned at USF was how to learn and how to keep expanding my skill set outside the classroom setting.

Learning by Doing Each of our School of Health Sciences degree programs has its own lab, so students get to practice their classroom learning before we send them out to a hospital to do the work for real. Learn, practice, do. That’s how our healthcare students learn. Check out the video tour of our simulation lab at

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MAJORS IN • Health Services • Nursing • Physical Therapist

Assistant Studies • Physician Assistant Studies • Radiologic Technology • Surgical Technology

Name: Lisa Gibson Hometown: New Haven, Ind. High School: New Haven Degree: MS in Physician Assistant Studies Graduation: 2010 Take on USF: The small class sizes and accessibility of instructors at the University of Saint Francis helped me to excel in my undergraduate course work. The background knowledge in biology and chemistry that I obtained during my early years at USF definitely allowed me to excel in graduate school. The undergraduate curriculum at USF gave me a firm foundation to build upon.

USF Crown Point USF opened a second location in Crown Point, Ind. Now we’re bringing our quality education to the Chicago area. USF offers undergraduate and graduate healthcare degrees in a brand new Crown Point facility with expansive classrooms and labs. Our students even receive hands-on experience working on health solutions for simulated patients. Online and hybrid (a mix of in-class and online) course options create flexibility for busy working students who want to take their careers to the next step.

Focus on Health Life gets busy. As a result, people often don’t get the chance to make sure their body checks out okay. That’s why the School of Health Sciences hosts Focus on Health, a yearly event that provides free health checks including blood pressure, vision, height/weight/BMI, colorectal cancer screening kits and balance testing for age groups at risk, foot screening, skin screening, hearing screening and peripheral vascular mini-screens. There’s also an optional fasting blood chemistry test with cardiac profile offered, as well as a hemogram that tests for anemia, and mammograms. Students from the nursing, radiologic technology, surgical technology, physical therapist assistant, physician assistant, psychology and exercise science programs participate in this popular event, along with student athletes and faculty. 23

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PROFESSIONAL STUDIES A Heart for Service If you’re passionate about service, consider social work. You can work with hospice patients to write their “Life Stories,” interview hospice staff to create a “Chicken Soup for Hospice Caregivers,” partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for others less fortunate, or work with refugees from all over the world. Through assignments such as “Mission Impossible,” you will participate in a public transportation scavenger hunt of social service agencies, and visit culturally unique settings such as Buddhist temples, international grocers and apartment complexes with large refugee populations.

Experience Matters Our education students receive classroom experience in their first year, and they accumulate over 150 hours of field work before they even start their student teaching. That kind of experience—and a USF degree on your resume — will give you a big advantage in securing a teaching job after you graduate!

MAJORS IN • Education • Psychology • Social Welfare • Social Work

“I am a 2007 Elementary/ Special Education graduate. I found a job right away and have been a fourth grade teacher for four years now. Even though education has been experiencing a lot of cuts, I will still have my job next year. I honestly think my dual license in special education saved me through the most recent round of cuts.” –Ashley Waite, 2007 Special Education graduate

Name: Adam Swinford Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind. High School: Wayne alth and PE Major: BS in Secondary Education, He Graduation: 2000 r as Northwood Middle Take on USF: I am in my third yea g those years, our IST EP


dents who get a bachelor’s deg ree in psychology can get a 50 percent discount on their master’s degree tuition. Our Master of Science in Psychology degree makes a great springboard for your doctoral level courses.

yne. Durin School principal in Fort Wa recently Fort Wayne Journal Gazette scores have increased, and the ff and about the success of my sta spotlighted me in an article positive g part of my job is makin a students. The most rewarding en my staff. My greatest joy is wh impact on my students and m in the t shows me I am leading school does well because tha eer quely prepared me for my car the right direction. USF uni t los or st in me. I never felt alone by showing a genuine intere to be ed for me and wanted me because my professors car e me par de the extra effort to pre successful. Each of them ma ping instilled in me the value of kee for the education field. They one h eac atever it takes to ensure the student first and doing wh de e and what I learned still gui succeeds. My USF experienc me today. 25

INSPIRED DECISIONS With over 80 majors (you can also minor in almost every major), USF has a variety of study areas to meet your goals.

Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Business Administration

School of Arts and Sciences Associate of Arts Ministry Liberal Studies

Associate of Science

Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy Environmental Science

Bachelor of Arts English History Legal Studies Liberal Studies Ministry Philosophy Political Science Sociology Theology

Bachelor of Science

Biology Biology Dual-Acceptance Physician Assistant Biology Pre-Chiropractic Biology Pre-Dental Biology Pre-Medicine 26

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Biology Pre-Physician Assistant Biology Pre-Veterinary Chemistry Chemistry Pre-Medicine Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Environmental Science Forensic Chemistry General Science Health and Exercise Science Mathematics


Franciscan Studies Ministry

School of Creative Arts Associate of Arts

Communication Arts and Graphic Design Studio Art

Associate of Science Music Technology

Bachelor of Science Music Technology

Bachelor of Arts

Art History Communication Communication Arts and Graphic Design Computer Art/Animation Pre-Art Therapy Studio Art

School of Health Sciences

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Associate of Science

Associate of Arts

Nursing Physical Therapist Assistant Radiologic Technology Surgical Technology

Bachelor of Science

Health Services (15-month online) Nursing RN-BSN

School of Professional Studies

Liberal Studies

Associate of Science

LPN-ASN ASN Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology

Bachelor of Science Nursing RN-BSN

Graduate School Master of Arts

Associate of Arts Social Welfare

Studio Art (MA) Theology (MA)

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Bachelor of Science in Education

Business Secondary Education Chemistry Secondary Education Elementary Education Health and Physical Education Secondary Education All Grade Exceptional Needs/Elementary/Secondary Language Arts Secondary Education Life Science Secondary Education Mathematics Secondary Education Social Studies Secondary Education

Bachelor of Science

Visual Arts Education K-12 Visual Arts Secondary Education

Bachelor of Social Work

Sustainability 16-month Online Track (MBA)

Master of Education (MSEd)

School Counseling Exceptional Needs (Intense Intervention and Mild Intervention) Online Track (MSEd)

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Online Track (MHA)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Community and Health Education Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science

Environmental Science (MS) Mental Health Counseling (MS) Pastoral Counseling (MS) Physician Assistant Studies (MS) Psychology (MS) Rehabilitation Counseling (MS)


21st Century Interventions Mental Health Counseling Pastoral Counseling Rehabilitation Counseling

Undecided? The Academic Exploration program is here to help.

Thousands of college freshmen start classes unsure of what they want to study. Maybe they have a vague idea but don’t know the path to get there. So they don’t declare a major. If you’re in that boat, it’s okay to start school undecided. It’s a good idea to spend the time to make sure you’re taking the path that’s right for you. That’s where we come in. We want to help get you there in a way that makes sense for you. In the AE program, your academic adviser will help you choose classes to explore different majors, while keeping you on track to graduate in four years. Think of it as an academic buffet. You can sample biology, binge on English or nibble on philosophy.



Student Academic Support Services

Ninety percent of U SF graduates are wo rking in jobs directly relat ed to their major.

Sometimes a little guidance is necessary in order to find your groove. That’s where Student Academic Support Services comes in. We’re talking free peer-to-peer tutoring, and advice on getting organized and managing your time. What can we say? We’re here to make you successful. If you’re worried about your course load, SASS is the place to go.

• Face-to-face and online tutors • Organizational skills • Time management skills • Test-taking skills • Individualized study plans

TRiO The United States government recently awarded us a grant to fund TRiO, a program that allows us to help first-generation and low-income students. We provide special tutors and advisers, career advice, and a person to talk to if something unexpected happens. Life and finances shouldn’t get in the way of a good education.

Career Advice At USF, we help students and alumni understand their career options, gain experience and confidently determine a meaningful career direction. We’re there to hook up students with top-quality internships—the perfect way to get where you want to go! Did we mention these services are free to our students and alumni? True story.

CAREER SERVICES: • Career assessment testing • One-on-one career counseling gs) • Personal testing (Myers-Brig des • Standardized testing study gui earch • Graduate school guides and res • Employer research • Job search assistance • Interview preparation ation • Resume and cover letter prepar • Recruiting events : INTERNSHIP BENEFITS hin • Obtain hands-on experience wit

your major • Test-drive your possible career • Explore the job market plus!) • Start networking sooner (big If they • They know you in the office. to hire like you, they’re more likely you permanently.

It’s Worth It. It’s no secret—figuring out how to pay for college is challenging, especially at a private institution. The truth is, we’re one of the most affordable private universities in Indiana. To figure out just how affordable we are, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 10. Then we’ll be able to tell you what kind of federal or state assistance you will receive for the year. We also award students for the work they’ve done in school through our Academic Scholarship Program. For recent high school graduates, scholarships range from $2,500 to $8,000, based on a combination of GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Transfer students can also receive scholarships based on their cumulative GPAs. (We’re one of the few schools to have scholarships just for our transferring students.) If you’ve got talent, we want to know. Scholarships in art and athletics are also available. These are awarded on an individual basis, so be sure to contact a coach or a representative from the School of Creative Arts. There’s nothing like getting paid to play soccer or guitar! Still not sure if this is an affordable option? Visit the Financial Aid page of our website to find various resources for outside funding and payment options. While you’re there, fill out a free application. Once we have your application and FAFSA, you’ll receive an award letter detailing all the financial assistance for which you are eligible as a USF student. Why wait when you can find out now? Questions? Call the Office of Financial Aid at 260-399-8003, 800-729-4732 or visit for answers.


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Admissions Viewbook 2012  

Undergraduate viewbook for University of Saint Francis. Revised 2012