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Jan. 9, 2004

UW-RF Spring Admissions Still Open

Admissions are still open to students for spring term 2004 at UW-River Falls.

Registration is scheduled for Jan. 21, with classes beginning Jan. 26. Students must apply and be admitted before they can register.

Admissions Director Alan Tuchtenhagen said the admissions office is seeing an increase in applications for both spring and fall semesters. Due to its prime location and affordability, area students remain highly interested in attending UW-RF. Other key factors are the strong, quality programs that UW-RF provides in business, education and the sciences.

Many students who begin attending college mid-year are older students, who either decide it is time to start their college career or realize that the college career they interrupted years earlier is now within their grasp.

"The evidence is very clear that higher education will substantially increase earning power and that is not lost on our returning students. The investment in time and money that it takes to get a college degree will have a payback throughout the rest of their life. It is never too late to go to college," Tuchtenhagen said.

In fact, U.S. Department of Labor studies show that a college graduate enjoys a $1 million lifetime earnings premium over a person who only has a high school diploma.

"Some of the students who start mid-year are from this immediate area, went away to another university, but have now decided that they would rather attend college closer to home. UW-RF has the academic reputation, programs and other opportunities that interest them. They are, in a sense, coming home to college," Tuchtenhagen said.

Students interested in enrolling for spring term can contact the admissions office at 715/425-3500, email, or visit the UW-RF web page at


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