Submitted by Elissa Dickey on Tue, 03/07/2023 - 17:01
NSU logo next to portrait of Eric Kline

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern Academy will host a College Planning Event on March 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Northern State University.

The event, which will take place in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Berggren Recital Hall, is open to high school students and families, educators, and community members.

Attendees will learn about U.S. Department of Education financial aid changes and about the Northern Academy, an on-campus early college experience for area high-school students taking dual credit courses.

The event, which is supported through funding from the South Dakota Education Access Foundation, will feature presentations by Northern Academy Director Eric Kline and Cathy Mueller of Mapping Your Future, a nonprofit organization that helps students and families navigate the higher education process.

About The Northern Academy

The Northern Academy early college experience is designed to improve the transition to college or technical school for juniors and seniors who meet academic requirements to take high school dual-credit courses. Open to Aberdeen-area high school students, the academy provides a curated college environment, with full wrap-around services of a college transition experience. To learn more, email or call 605-626-2719.

About Northern State University  

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.