A NEW LAND, A NEW START
That’s how our Finnish founders felt about relocating to a new country. This same pioneering spirit is still alive today as new lives are forged at Finlandia University. Finlandia is a small, private university located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula near Lake Superior.
We offer undergraduate (bachelor’s) degrees in Business, Health Sciences, Art & Design, and Liberal Arts, in a safe, small-town environment. We look forward to making you feel welcome here!
The first step is to apply for admission. Applying for admission at Finlandia University is free. For issuance of a SEVIS I-20, international students cannot choose “undeclared” as their major. You must select a major from the choices given in order to be issued an I-20. Additionally, international students must provide a physical home address (not a PO box).
To be considered for fall (August) semester enrollment, all required application materials must be received by Finlandia University Admissions by June 15. Students should plan to arrive on campus the third week of August. To be considered for spring (January) semester enrollment, all required application materials must be received by Finlandia University Admissions by October 15. Students should plan to arrive on campus in early January.
Finlandia University requires that transcripts from international institutions be evaluated (and, if necessary, translated to English) by an academic credential evaluation service before transfer credit is evaluated and posted. If you would like to know what courses will transfer before attending Finlandia, you can request an evaluation prior to enrolling. This option will make registration easier and faster. We recommend you use World Education Service (WES) for this evaluation.
You are responsible for supplying the correct academic records and paying for the evaluation. Please note that credential evaluations can be used for transfer credit purposes only.
April 11, 2022
Finlandia’s Hancock Promise deadline has been extended to May 1. This means Hancock Central High School students who are interested in attending FinnU in Fall 2022 will have additional time to start their application process.
The Hancock Promise allows for Hancock Central High School graduates to attend Finlandia University at a tuition cost of up to only $2,500 per school year. Beginning in 2009, approximately 18-26 students have taken advantage of the program annually.
The decision to extend the Hancock Promise […] Read More
April 04, 2022
Michigan high school seniors who want to be given priority consideration for State of Michigan financial aid programs now have extra time to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The FAFSA priority deadline has been extended to May 1.
The FAFSA is a critical step when applying for grants, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. Submissions received at the federal processor before May 1, rather than the original March 1 […] Read More
March 04, 2022
On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Education Partner Manager and Dual Enrollment Advisor Lauren Huested joins the show to talk about FinnU Shark Day. A play on the show Shark Tank, the March 9 event focuses on teaching students in their junior and senior years about entrepreneurship, creativity, working in a team and public speaking skills. The final winners will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to attend Finlandia to be used in the fall of 2022 […] Read More