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    up2U is an incentive-based program that supports learning, increases persistence, and advances achievement and degree completion.


Success is up2U

Success is up2U

 

What's up with up2U?

up2U is a unique program designed to support learning and motivate students to persist toward university transfer and degree completion. The program also offers significant tuition savings at an up2U partner university.

  • Research shows that 71 percent of students who complete a two-year degree and transfer to a university earn a degree within four years. up2U motivates students to complete a two-year degree, transfer to university and earn a university degree, all within four years.
  • The average amount of student loan debt incurred by university graduates is $29,000. up2U provides tuition savings at an up2U partner university, thus reducing the amount of student loan debt and its lingering burden on students.
  • Only 30 percent of students who begin their studies at a community college go on to complete a degree within two years. up2U provides not only an incentive for students to complete a degree but also targeted academic interventions to support learning.
  • Today's employers are looking for employees who can think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. up2U supports students in developing and mastering these skills considered essential for access to and success in the workplace.

 

Is up2U for you?

Students who wish to participate in up2U and save on tuition costs must:

  • Enroll in at least 9 credits at M State and continuously maintain at least a 2.5 GPA from entry through completion
  • Just prior to completion at M State, take the CLA+ performance task assessment
  • Upon completion at M State, enroll as a full-time student at an up2U partner university for the successive semester
  • Continuously maintain at least a 3.0 GPA during full-time enrollment at the up2U partner university
  • * Only new students enrolling at M State are eligible to participate in up2U. Current or transfer students are not eligible for the program.
 

How much savings in university tuition will I be eligible to receive?

At the core of the program is a significant tuition savings for first year of full-time enrollment at MSUM. Your tuition savings will be based on the leveraging between the cumulative GPA and competency demonstrated on the College Learning Assessment + (CLA+) performance task. Students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher through completion at M State are eligible to participate in up2U. The amount of tuition savings is based partially on the student's performance on the CLA+. Competency levels demonstrated on the CLA+ augment, validate or offset the student's cumulative GPA upon completion of an M State degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.


 

up2U Orientation RSVP

Welcome to M State! You’ve reached this web page because you’re interested in signing up to participate in the up2U program, a competency-based transfer tuition reduction program designed to prepare you for success at M State and beyond.

Signing up to participate in the up2U program ensures you will receive communication about up2U orientation events, up2U support services, and up2U events. Sign up for up2U by indicating which M State campus you plan to attend.

Select your Campus:

Detroit Lakes - No orientation dates available.
Fergus Falls - No orientation dates available.
Moorhead - No orientation dates available.
Wadena - No orientation dates available.
eCampus (Webex session) - No orientation dates available.
 

Campus Room Locations for Fall 2014 up2U Orientation Sessions

Fergus Falls - Monday, August 25 2 pm. Room S436

Moorhead - Tuesday, August 26 10 am Room B138

Detroit Lakes - Tuesday, August 26 2 pm Room B102

e-Campus - Wednesday, August 27 4 pm and 7 pm. If you plan to attend an online orientation session, please notify Paul Carney, up2U program director, at paul.carney@minnesota.edu no later than 3 pm Tuesday, August 26. You will receive a reply email with a link to the WebEx orientation session.

Last modified: August 22nd, 2014 at 07:33am