The University of Wisconsin System, in a press release, said that it is offering an 11-day free application period for anyone applying to one of its branch campuses for fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters. The free application period will run June 5–15, 2020—for UW-Green Bay, that would be for students applying to Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses.
Students who attend these campuses praise the individualized attention from faculty, the ease of getting involved in groups and activities, and the lower cost to attend.
“I am so grateful that my community offers a place to start out my college career,” said Meghan Finger, a UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus graduate now studying at the Green Bay campus. “UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus made the transition from high school to college so smooth. The faculty and staff are wonderful and the classes they offer made it possible for me to receive my general education requirements. The transition from the two-year branch campus to the main campus is easily accessible for students.”
Faculty say they can involve students in research in their first year.
“Most freshman science students entering college don’t think about research assistantships or internships until their junior or senior year,” said Rick Hein, biology professor at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. “At UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, biology students have that opportunity when they first step on campus as freshmen. “