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Augustine’s last minute decision led to once-in-a-lifetime experience

July 31, 2017

Below is a personal story from admissions officer Augustine Brutus on how she became a Finlandia University student. It’s not too late for you to make the same life-changing decision that Augustine made and join us in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula this fall.

You may be thinking you are out of time to apply for admissions to Finlandia this fall. Well, I am here to tell you there’s plenty of time to submit your application and be on your way to register for fall classes. I know from personal experience – both as a student who applied and was accepted very late in the process and from my time as an enrollment officer here.

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My decision to apply and attend Finlandia University did not come until close to the beginning of the fall term. Deciding to leave home to pursue your degree can be an intimidating, yet an exciting moment in your life. I can tell you with confidence that choosing to study here will help open your career choices, and, more importantly, transform how you think and live.

It worked for me, and it can for you too. 

I am originally from Haiti and migrated to Florida to live with my father. After I had graduated high school, I did not have my plans set out to what my next moves were going to be for the future. But all that changed when I received an e-mail from my former volleyball coach at Finlandia. Then lights came on, and they have been on ever since. It was very daring of me to drop everything I knew behind to pursue my degree at a school in a small town that was the very opposite of everything I knew my whole life. My decision to attend Finlandia University has been nothing less than rewarding and full of opportunities. I’ve met friends and had experiences that completely changed my life and altered my outlook on my future. It’s an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.

The staff and faculty treat you as the go-getting, self-driven and responsible individual you are. We are here for you every step of the way, making sure you have every tools and piece of information to make your experience at Finlandia a success.

I encourage you to take that great first step toward a bright future, and we can’t wait to help you achieve your goals!

Visit our website to submit your FREE application today, and someone from our Admissions staff will be contacting you to help in your discovery of Finlandia University. But, if you’d like to know more now, request information and one of my fellow admissions officers will be in touch. Or feel free to reach out to me. My information is below – feel free to call, text or e-mail me with any of your concerns!

Augustine Brutus Contact

(906) 487-7350 Office | (906) 370-2341 mobile | augustine.brutus@finlandia.edu

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