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Undergraduate Application Materials


Dr. Harlo Hadow
1220 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone (319) 399-8704
Fax (319) 399-8748





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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.

In 2015, the Wilderness Field Station will have 2 sessions. Session I, will run from June 13 to July 11, and Session II will run from July 18 to August 15. Upon completion the student will receive 1.0 course credit per course (or 4 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 8, so enroll early!

2015 Undergradute Schedule and Deadlines

Session I begins June 13 and ends July 11
Session II begins July 18 and ends August 15

Application deadline:
Applications accepted until classes are full.

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

Application Materials and Procedures

Click here to obtain undergraduate application form.

Click here to obtain undergraduate recommendation form.

(Both of these forms PDF documents).

The application may be downloaded directly from this web site above or requested by phone, email or in writing to Prof. Harlo Hadow, or from a campus representative (if one exists) on your campus. Once you have received the forms, fill them out and take the advisor's form to your advisor for completion, get the necessary signatures for the application page and a transcript. Then send completed package to:

Coe College
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 4 semester hour credits or 1 course credit.

Costs per session

  • $3,650 (Covers tuition, room and board., 2015 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 (


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.

This could be the learning adventure of your life!

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