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!
Session 1: June 9 - July 7, 2018
Session 2: July 7 - August 4, 2018
Early application deadline: March 19, 2018
Regular application deadline: April 24, 2018
You will receive notification of acceptance 1-2 weeks after submission.
Wilderness Field Station
Attn: Beth Valenta
1220 1st Avenue N.E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
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. Most schools require you to request a transcript from the Coe College registrar after completion and submit it to their registrar. To do order an official transcript from Coe, after your course is complete, go here. If your institution will accept an unofficial transcript, one can be downloaded from my.coe.edu.
Three weeks after acceptance into the program, a $350 non-refundable deposit will be due. This deposit guarantees a place in the course and is applied directly to the total cost.