Truman State University

Truman State University



per email dated 8/28/2020


New Resources to Help Students Adjust to

Learning Online

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Want to Read More About Online Success From the Experts?


Visit Truman State University's Learning Technologies Team on Tips for Online Students Common to Everyone!


Tips for Learning Online

Truman State University's Early College Recognizes All Students Learning Online Need Support

As part of Truman State University's Early College initiative, Truman staff and students are working to develop materials that can help students become better acclimated to online learning. With this in mind, we are making videos and other materials intended for our partner schools available to a wider audience of students.

Whether your school intends to run classes online this fall, students may have a desire to take online classes from Missouri colleges or universities to get a jump-start on their post-secondary education. These videos are great for those students, too.

You and your students can access these short videos by visiting: https://earlycollege.truman.edu/orientation-training-videos/ or by clicking on one of the linked videos below.
Jackson Video 1
Determining You Are Ready for an Online Class
Untitled
Developing Habits for Online Success
For More Information on Truman Early College Partnerships, Visit earlycollege.truman.edu, Email institute@truman.edu, or Call (660) 785-5384.
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An Expanding Catalog of Options

As Truman moves more courses online we have more opportunities to choose from.
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Ready to Have a Student Apply?

The process of applying as a non-degree seeking student is easy. We can help!
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Partner with Us to Do More!

Formal partnerships involve more support and collaboration.
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Keep in Touch With Us

Institute for Academic Outreach / Early College
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-5384
institute@truman.edu





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per email dated 4/29/2020

Introducing Discounted

Summer and Fall Dual Enrollment Classes

From Truman State University

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Expanded Opportunities and Steeply Discounted Courses - When They Are Needed Most!

One of the worries we've heard most since the COVID-19 closures began was that high school students were going to lose out on many of the intellectually enriching opportunities they have when at school. We started to get questions about what we could do to help high school juniors and seniors have more of the kind of college-preparatory experiences they need.

Truman has responded.

Beginning in May, Truman will be making all of its courses - whether on campus, online, dual credit, or dual enrollment - available to high school students for $85 per credit hour. That includes summer classes! That compares to the $325 they would normally pay for the same credit. Even more - students participating in "free and reduced lunch" programs at their high school can attend FOR FREE (up to nine credit hours). The only costs students are responsible for are textbooks and software, if needed.

This summer ALL Truman courses are online and many are the 100 and 200-level courses high school students can benefit from most. This fall we are setting-aside seats in 10 popular online courses and opening opportunities in 5 concurrent enrollment partnership programs. More classes are coming in the spring.

Help us spread the word to your students about these opportunities! We can customize fliers and emails to help facilitate local distribution.
Partner With Us
For more information on these partnerships, visit earlycollege.truman.edu, email institute@truman.edu, or call (660) 785-5384.
Catalog

An Expanding Catalog of Options

As Truman moves more courses online we have more opportunities to choose from.
Read more
JINSClassApril2019-09 (1)

Ready to Have a Student Apply?

The process of applying as a non-degree seeking student is easy. We can help!
Read more
Partnership Pic

Partner with Us to Do More!

Formal partnerships involve more support and collaboration.
Read more

Keep in Touch With Us

Institute for Academic Outreach / Early College
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-5384
institute@truman.edu



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as of 4/3/2020

Our Truman community knows that this is a time of adjustment for schools all around the country in response to COVID-19. As a result of school closures and precautionary measures, our Office of Admission has suspended all on-campus visits and travel to high schools. Though, just as the students and staff at Oakville High School have been adjusting, our office is providing alternative visit options for students and families. These include Virtual Visits with an admission counselor and a virtual campus tour!
Virtual Visit Options

As your Truman Admission Counselor, I wanted to let you know about these opportunities so the students of Oakville High School don't have to skip a beat in making their college decision or beginning their college search. For those students who have questions about the response and precautions that Truman is taking at this time, our TruAlert page has helpful FAQ information.

Given that we have Truman applicants for Fall 2020 from Oakville High School, I wanted to provide you with additional information about adjustments to our admission process to reduce the stress on students and families.
  • As always, we do not have a decision deadline! Students still have time to submit application materials if they have not yet completed their application.
  • In response to the rescheduling of ACT and SAT testing, we have extended our deadline for accepting final test scores to the end of July for students entering Truman for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students can send us their high school transcripts with 6 or 7 completed semesters and we will be able to consider them for admission. We are accepting unofficial transcripts for admission purposes for the Fall 2020 semester.
Thank you for all you do for your students to guide them during this time of adjustment. Please know that we are still here to help support you and the students of Oakville High School to explore all that Truman has to offer. Take care and stay well!

Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
mclynes@truman.edu



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a/o 3/28/19

I’m guessing a lot of your students are looking for a college that has a "magic something" that makes it exceptional. I think that Truman State University could be that school.

We're still accepting applications and awarding scholarship aid for Fall 2019. If you're working with seniors who may be interested in what Truman has to offer, encourage them to submit our free online application soon!


We combine the advantages of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major state university. With under 6,000 students, classes are small and professors know their students. But, we’re a public university with all the people and resources you’d expect.

Truman is also more affordable than comparable universities, so our students graduate with far less debt than the average student. That takes a lot of stress off our students (and their parents)!

But to me, the "magical" thing about Truman is our community. Our student surveys show a nearly universal feeling of gratitude for how friendly and helpful students and staff are at Truman.

I hope you see Truman as a great match for many of your students. Please reach out if you have questions about Truman or want to share a name of one of your students who you think would thrive as a part of our community.

 
Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri




a/o 2/26/19

I’ve been talking to a few of your students about campus life at Truman State University — what it’s like to live in
the dorms, what the food is like, and the things to do on campus after class. I thought you might like to see what
I’ve been saying:
  • Because 98% of freshmen live on campus, living in one of our six residence halls is a great way to make
  • friends. (And you can’t beat the convenience!)
  • Freshmen often adapt and feel connected to the Truman community through the many organizations
  • and activities they can get involved with. Options include fraternities and sororities, community service,
  • leadership training, intramural sports... the list of options goes on and on.
  • The Student Advisors in the residence halls plan all kinds of activities to help students bond and develop
  • a sort of “dorm spirit.”
I think this student summed it up perfectly: “Having the community that I did on my floor really helped me
adjust to college life my freshman year, and we still have so much fun together doing the most random things!”


Our students are proud to call Truman home. If there’s anything I can do to help our with your students'
college search, please let me know!

 
Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri




as of 1/28/19

For the last few weeks, I’ve been talking with some of your students about what happens after college is over. I want students to think about the difference between simply making a living and making a life.

I think you’ll find that Truman State University thinks about that a lot.

Here are a few of the things we do for our students:
  • Our Career Center has a great program called TruStar that trains students in the soft skills that employers are looking for -- like problem solving, communication, teamwork, and leadership.
  • The staff in the Career Center coaches students on things like writing strong resumes and cover letters, how to interview effectively, and how to use social media appropriately.
  • And every semester the Career Center hosts Career and Grad School week, including a Career Expo with approximately 100 employers from a variety of fields and locations. Employers also visit Truman throughout the school year to interview candidates for full-time positions and internships.
Advising, counseling, internships, and resumes… we do it all and more.

I know it's important for your students to be thinking about this when they choose a college. I’d love to hear your take on how colleges can help students prepare for what comes after graduation. How does Truman State University compare? Send me an email and we’ll talk.

Thank you,

 
Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri




as of 12/28/18

Lately I’ve been talking to a few of your students about two of the fundamental financial aid questions that come along with the college search:
  1. Is this college affordable?
  2. Is this college a good investment of my time and money?
I think you’ll agree that both of those questions are pretty important. So, I wanted to reach out to you and give you my thoughts on both of those questions and let you know how we answer them here at Truman State University.
  • Truman is one of the most affordable colleges in the country. Consumers Digest ranked us #1 on its list of “Best Values for Public Universities.” And the new 2019 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Truman in the top ten “best buys” for public colleges. (We’re the only Missouri school.) Four years at Truman costs students about half of what they’d pay many other places.
     
  • 99% of our students receive financial aid and 96% receive merit scholarships. So it’s no surprise that more than half our students graduate with no debt. Princeton Review (2018) included Truman on its list of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck.”
     
  • Looking for more value? Truman provides students with a private school education at a public school price. Classes are small, students and professors are able to build strong mentoring relationships, and there are lots of resources available as well as opportunities to explore and grow.
I hope this information was helpful. Please reach out with any questions!
 
Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri



as of 11/2/18

Truman State University has an exciting announcement for your students at Oakville High School!

In an effort to streamline the application process, we are promising an accelerated admission
review
 which includes an admission essay waiver for select students.

For all first-year freshman applicants with at least a 27 ACT/1260 SAT and a 2.5 GPA or higher and
for students who are eligible for a TruMerit automatic scholarship, the admission essay is waived 
and an admission decision will be available within a few workdays of completion. Not sure
which students will receive a TruMerit scholarship? The eligibility charts are available online here:
 truman.edu/automatic-scholarships.

While we still recommend all students submit an essay and activities list for competitive scholarship
consideration, we recognize the value of making quick decisions so students can begin planning their
academic future in earnest as soon as possible.

Will you share this news with students at Oakville High School that you think would make
great Truman students?

 
Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri
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Hi Jan Betzer,

Our Truman community knows that this is a time of adjustment for schools all around the country in response to COVID-19. As a result of school closures and precautionary measures, our Office of Admission has suspended all on-campus visits and travel to high schools. Though, just as the students and staff at Oakville High School have been adjusting, our office is providing alternative visit options for students and families. These include Virtual Visits with an admission counselor and a virtual campus tour!
Virtual Visit Options

As your Truman Admission Counselor, I wanted to let you know about these opportunities so the students of Oakville High School don't have to skip a beat in making their college decision or beginning their college search. For those students who have questions about the response and precautions that Truman is taking at this time, our TruAlert page has helpful FAQ information.

Given that we have Truman applicants for Fall 2020 from Oakville High School, I wanted to provide you with additional information about adjustments to our admission process to reduce the stress on students and families.
  • As always, we do not have a decision deadline! Students still have time to submit application materials if they have not yet completed their application.
  • In response to the rescheduling of ACT and SAT testing, we have extended our deadline for accepting final test scores to the end of July for students entering Truman for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students can send us their high school transcripts with 6 or 7 completed semesters and we will be able to consider them for admission. We are accepting unofficial transcripts for admission purposes for the Fall 2020 semester.
Thank you for all you do for your students to guide them during this time of adjustment. Please know that we are still here to help support you and the students of Oakville High School to explore all that Truman has to offer. Take care and stay well!

Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
mclynes@truman.edu

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Hi Jan Betzer,

Our Truman community knows that this is a time of adjustment for schools all around the country in response to COVID-19. As a result of school closures and precautionary measures, our Office of Admission has suspended all on-campus visits and travel to high schools. Though, just as the students and staff at Oakville High School have been adjusting, our office is providing alternative visit options for students and families. These include Virtual Visits with an admission counselor and a virtual campus tour!
Virtual Visit Options

As your Truman Admission Counselor, I wanted to let you know about these opportunities so the students of Oakville High School don't have to skip a beat in making their college decision or beginning their college search. For those students who have questions about the response and precautions that Truman is taking at this time, our TruAlert page has helpful FAQ information.

Given that we have Truman applicants for Fall 2020 from Oakville High School, I wanted to provide you with additional information about adjustments to our admission process to reduce the stress on students and families.
  • As always, we do not have a decision deadline! Students still have time to submit application materials if they have not yet completed their application.
  • In response to the rescheduling of ACT and SAT testing, we have extended our deadline for accepting final test scores to the end of July for students entering Truman for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students can send us their high school transcripts with 6 or 7 completed semesters and we will be able to consider them for admission. We are accepting unofficial transcripts for admission purposes for the Fall 2020 semester.
Thank you for all you do for your students to guide them during this time of adjustment. Please know that we are still here to help support you and the students of Oakville High School to explore all that Truman has to offer. Take care and stay well!

Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
mclynes@truman.edu

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Hi Jan Betzer,

Our Truman community knows that this is a time of adjustment for schools all around the country in response to COVID-19. As a result of school closures and precautionary measures, our Office of Admission has suspended all on-campus visits and travel to high schools. Though, just as the students and staff at Oakville High School have been adjusting, our office is providing alternative visit options for students and families. These include Virtual Visits with an admission counselor and a virtual campus tour!
Virtual Visit Options

As your Truman Admission Counselor, I wanted to let you know about these opportunities so the students of Oakville High School don't have to skip a beat in making their college decision or beginning their college search. For those students who have questions about the response and precautions that Truman is taking at this time, our TruAlert page has helpful FAQ information.

Given that we have Truman applicants for Fall 2020 from Oakville High School, I wanted to provide you with additional information about adjustments to our admission process to reduce the stress on students and families.
  • As always, we do not have a decision deadline! Students still have time to submit application materials if they have not yet completed their application.
  • In response to the rescheduling of ACT and SAT testing, we have extended our deadline for accepting final test scores to the end of July for students entering Truman for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students can send us their high school transcripts with 6 or 7 completed semesters and we will be able to consider them for admission. We are accepting unofficial transcripts for admission purposes for the Fall 2020 semester.
Thank you for all you do for your students to guide them during this time of adjustment. Please know that we are still here to help support you and the students of Oakville High School to explore all that Truman has to offer. Take care and stay well!

Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
mclynes@truman.edu

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Apr 3, 2020, 11:12 AM (4 days ago)
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Hi Jan Betzer,

Our Truman community knows that this is a time of adjustment for schools all around the country in response to COVID-19. As a result of school closures and precautionary measures, our Office of Admission has suspended all on-campus visits and travel to high schools. Though, just as the students and staff at Oakville High School have been adjusting, our office is providing alternative visit options for students and families. These include Virtual Visits with an admission counselor and a virtual campus tour!
Virtual Visit Options

As your Truman Admission Counselor, I wanted to let you know about these opportunities so the students of Oakville High School don't have to skip a beat in making their college decision or beginning their college search. For those students who have questions about the response and precautions that Truman is taking at this time, our TruAlert page has helpful FAQ information.

Given that we have Truman applicants for Fall 2020 from Oakville High School, I wanted to provide you with additional information about adjustments to our admission process to reduce the stress on students and families.
  • As always, we do not have a decision deadline! Students still have time to submit application materials if they have not yet completed their application.
  • In response to the rescheduling of ACT and SAT testing, we have extended our deadline for accepting final test scores to the end of July for students entering Truman for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students can send us their high school transcripts with 6 or 7 completed semesters and we will be able to consider them for admission. We are accepting unofficial transcripts for admission purposes for the Fall 2020 semester.
Thank you for all you do for your students to guide them during this time of adjustment. Please know that we are still here to help support you and the students of Oakville High School to explore all that Truman has to offer. Take care and stay well!

Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
mclynes@truman.edu
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