DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY CHANGES TO SEMESTER SCHEDULE

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Dunwoody College of Technology changes to semester schedule

Minneapolis, May 4, 2011 — Dunwoody College of Technology will move from a quarter to a semester academic schedule starting August 2012. Moving to semesters will help the College to more effectively serve students in terms of registration, financial aid awards, scholarship awards, grading and other services. Students who graduate on or before August 2012 will not be affected. Students who are affected will be provided with a transitional academic plan and will graduate on time.

“Since its founding in 1914, Dunwoody has been a leader in technical education,” President Rich Wagner said. “Our goal is to provide the best technical education possible to our students. Transitioning to semesters will allow us to continue to meet the expectations of our students. As we approach our 100th anniversary, we want to reinvent the College while maintaining our focus on what has made us great — hands-on, applied education. Today, Dunwoody offers a variety of four-year and two-year programs that provide students with the tools needed for success in today and tomorrow’s workforce. Despite the economic events of the last few years, the U.S. needs more workers, managers and business owners who deeply understand the value of applied knowledge and how to leverage it to build strong, competitive businesses. As Dunwoody continues to progress into a comprehensive technical college, the transition to semesters is timely.”

The College’s academic departments have already begun reviewing and revising learning outcomes and course curriculum and descriptions. Financial Aid, Student Records, Admissions and other departments are also working to make sure that all campus processes and systems are ready to make the transition.

For nearly 100 years, Dunwoody College of Technology — a private, not-for-profit technical college — has provided an applied, hands-on, technical education to more than 300,000 men and women, who in turn have gone on to meaningful and rewarding careers. Located on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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