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UW-RF Fall Admissions Remain Open

Admissions remain open for incoming freshmen and transfer students for the fall semester at UW-River Falls.

This spring UW-RF temporarily froze its admissions at the direction of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents because of concerns over the state's pending budget deficit and potential cuts to the University. Although the budget has not been resolved, the bulk of admitted new students for next fall completed their class registration process in June.

As a result, said Admissions Director Alan Tuchtenhagen, "We now have a better picture of how many admitted students actually will be attending and we believe there will still be some openings for new freshmen and for transfer students."

Tuchtenhagen said that priority will be given to enrolling older, returning students and to local students. Also receiving additional consideration will be those students who choose to major in UW-RF's biotechnology or computer science information systems programs.

Tuchtenhagen noted that last week Gov. Scott McCallum designated six western Wisconsin counties as a Technology Zone in which high tech businesses will be given special tax incentives to relocate or to expand their operations. "The State of Wisconsin has placed a real priority on developing these high paying industries in western Wisconsin, and we want to ensure there is a supply of well-trained professionals to fill those New Economy job openings as they occur," Tuchtenhagen said.

Tuchtenhagen noted that on-campus housing and financial aid are still available.

For more information about admissions requirements, contact the Admissions Office at 715/425-3500 or e-mail admit@uwrf.edu. -30-

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