Additional media coverage on application fee waiver for Wisconsin Technical College transfer students

More media outlets are covering UW-Green Bay’s decision to eliminate the $50 application fee for Wisconsin Technical College transfer students. Here is some of the media coverage:

UW-Green Bay waiving application fee For Technical College Transfers | Wisconsin Public Radio

UW-Green Bay drops transfer fee for tech students | WHBY

UWGB offer to tech school students | WTAQ

UWGB to waive application fees for WTC transfers | Seehafer News


UW-Green Bay waives application fee for Wisconsin technical college transfers | Fox 11

“Wisconsin technical students wishing to transfer to UW-Green Bay won’t have to pay extra to apply. Starting immediately, officials say UW-Green Bay will waive the $50 application fee for prospective students from all Wisconsin Technical Colleges System institutions.” Read more via UW-Green Bay waives application fee for Wisconsin technical college transfers | Fox 11.

Encourage transfers and international students to Get ‘Back to the Grind’

Back to the Grind is a program designed for new (transfer and international) students to converse or make social connections early in the spring semester. The event will take place on Thursday, January 25 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. The Phoenix Rooms will have a café feel with complementary mugs, coffee, hot cocoa and cinnamon rolls while supplies last.

Update on enrollment campaign: Encouraging results…

The Log newsletter recently took the initiative to quiz enrollment-initiative leader Jen Jones of Admissions as to the outlook for fall semester 2015. She responded by citing several highlights: As of this past Monday (Feb. 16), applications from new freshmen were up 13 percent, and admits to date have increased 7 percent. Additionally, transfer-student applications are beginning to pick up as we enter the prime period for transfer decisions. Jones thanked the campus community and more than 100 individuals across the University who have already provided hands-on help since the recruitment push began Nov. 1. “Your ongoing support for enrollment is greatly appreciated,” Jones said. “We have a long road ahead, and I’m so grateful to be on this journey with amazing faculty, staff and students across campus.”

Jen Jones seeks volunteers to call transfers, freshmen

Jen Jones of Admissions, who is heading up UW-Green Bay’s 2015 enrollment initiative, says she and others have created a volunteer phone team to call students who have applied to UWGB and those whom we want to apply to UWGB. “This spring semester we are calling transfer students and freshmen,” Jones says, “and I welcome anyone who is interested in volunteering to let me know.” No prior knowledge is necessary — scripts, FAQ’s and an expert adviser will be on hand to help if callers have questions. “We have set call team hours in the Admissions Office every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The call team begins this week and continues through May 14. If someone is interested in helping out they should email me.”

In the news: Stearney offers context for story on student transfer process

WLUK, Fox 11 talked at length with Dean of Enrollment Services Mike Stearney last week, part of a story on the transfer process between institutions of higher learning. Transfers to UW-Green Bay have increased markedly in the past decade, Stearney said, with most students coming from area technical schools or one of the two-year UW System campuses. A provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget calls for solidifying the partnership between tech schools and the UW, but efforts to ease the transfer process are nothing new, Stearney said. “This formalizes it a bit but it’s certainly something that we’ve always been aware of,” he said. “It’s clearly being developed in response to this need that students have to know ahead of time if this is going to work.” Full story.