Undergraduate Application Materials

Coe College operates the Wilderness Field Station, a truly unique Wilderness "classroom," run for 40 years by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, north of Ely in far northern Minnesota.

Upon completion the student will receive one course credit per course (or four semester hour credits). The course credit will count toward distribution requirements, majors and graduation, the same as if they were taken on campus at Coe. 

Students at all colleges are eligible to apply.


Maximum class size is eight so enroll early!

2017 Undergraduate Schedule and Deadlines

Session 1: June 10 - July 7, 2017
Session 2: July 17 - August 13, 2017

Application Deadline:

Early application deadline: March 17, 2017
Regular application deadline: April 24, 2017

You will receive notification of acceptance 1-2 weeks after submission.

Application Materials and Procedures

Additional Required Forms

To apply:
  1. Fill out the online application above
  2. Have your academic advisor complete their form online
  3. Download the "required signatures" form and have it completed
  4. Get an unofficial transcript from your Registrar
  5. Submit the "required signatures" form and the transcript, with your name and school, to:

Email (preferred):
fieldstation@coe.edu

Mail:
Coe College
Wilderness Field Station
Attn: Beth Valenta
1220 1st Avenue N.E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

College Credit

Credit is received through Coe College's summer school and must be transferred to your home school if other than Coe. Check with your registrar for more details. Classes transfer as four semester hour credits or one course credit.

Costs per session

  • $3,570 (Covers tuition, room and board, 2017 costs)
  • Transportation costs to and from the station are the responsibility of the student. 
    (Further info will be forwarded after acceptance).
  • R.V. Drexler scholarships are available to Coe College students
  • William J. Muir scholarships are available to Carleton College students. Scholarships are administered by the Carleton Biology Dept. Contact Prof. Stephan Zweifel (szweifel@carleton.edu)

Deposit

Three weeks after acceptance into the program, a $300 non-refundable deposit will be due. This deposit guarantees a place in the course and is applied directly to the total cost.