September 23, 1997 - System creates "universal" admissions form for all state colleges, universities; New standard application brings easy approach to admissions
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Rather than visiting or writing away to several different colleges for application forms, those interested in programs at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities can use a single application form for admissions. Applicants can pursue more than 1,200 academic programs offered by the MnSCU system.
The new standard MnSCU application for admissions will be accepted at the 36 colleges and state universities. Individual colleges and universities may have additional requirements.
The universal form simplifies the application process. High school counselors or others advising students can keep one form on file for application to the wide variety of schools and programs across the state of Minnesota.
"The MnSCU system's geographic access to higher education is now equaled by application ease," said Chancellor Morris Anderson. "Our commitment to 'putting students first' means just that. We are making application within our system convenient and accessible everywhere." Forms are being sent to high school guidance offices in the five-state area. The new applications are also available from any of the MnSCU colleges and universities.
For more information about programs offered by the MnSCU colleges and universities, call toll free 1-888-MnSCU-4-U, or "Check out a Major".
MnSCU is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The system serves approximately 145,000 students on 54 campuses and includes community colleges, technical colleges, comprehensive community and technical colleges and state universities.