Transfer Registration Open at Loras College

Special transfer student sessions are still available this summer at Loras College in Dubuque. Loras boasts a 96% placement rate v. a national average of 72%. This means that 96% of Loras graduates are either employed or accepted into graduate school within six months of graduating.
Scott Ellerbach, associate director of admission at Loras, states, “Students who transfer to Loras know that they will get a high-quality education that will better equip them to enter a very competitive workforce.  We see students transfer for many reasons.  One reason we hear quite frequently is a student’s desire to get a little closer to home and get more personal attention.  At Loras we can provide that close to home atmosphere and personal attention on campus along with abundant opportunities to be a world away with access to study abroad experiences and internships Ellerbach additionally explains, “Loras is also truly affordable with the help of transfer scholarships and other financial aid.  I’d challenge any student looking for more in their college experience to visit our campus and see first-hand what make this place great!”
Students who attend a summer transfer session will learn about Loras College’s commitment to provide real world experiences. Transfer students who are already accepted to Loras will be able to register for fall classes and receive their laptops.
Jacob Spiekermeier (’12), a recent Loras College graduate and Media Studies major, transferred from a community college and was able to experience a practical and enriching opportunity that secured a major award.  He and fellow student Lauren DeWitt (’13) produced a documentary, Manasseh, about the Dubuque Manasseh House, a housing support program for low-income women built by Loras alumna, Michelle Mihalakis.  The film won the Gold Eddy Award for Student Documentary at the 2012 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival in April.
“I checked out Loras’ Media Studies department on a recommendation from a professor at my community college.  I was happy to learn that Loras worked on a Mac platform and was very encouraged by the contemporary Christian music playing in the chapel on my visit,” Jacob explained. “Largely because of my experiences with the documentary, I got a job right out of college with MVP Video Productions in Cedar Rapids.  During my time at Loras, I got to learn from other students and amazing professors in a great atmosphere.”
To learn more about transferring to Loras College to be closer to home or a world away reserve a spot or ask a question by visiting or by contacting Admissions at
Upcoming transfer registration sessions are June 22nd, July 13th and August 17th.   

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