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  • Competitive Scholarships

    January 29, 2015

    It’s that time of the year – time to start applying for some very competitive scholarships. But there is one thing that will make life a little bit easier: you don’t need to apply for any of Truman’s competitive scholarships! Remember, it’s all included It’s been a while, but remember when we discussed how applying […]

  • Not a Deadline, but You Want to Apply

    November 24, 2014

    December 1st is quickly approaching. That magical date when so many colleges and universities require that you apply for admission. Truman is not completely exempt from this, as we have a priority date of December 1st as well. What’s a Priority Date? A priority date at Truman means that your complete application for admission receives […]

  • A Free Application? What’s the Catch?

    November 20, 2014

    Catch? No catch. OK, see you soon! You’ve Got Enough Stress in Your Life Alright, I’m just kidding, about the end of this post that is. But there really isn’t a catch. You’ve got enough to worry about besides whether the application fee was submitted. There’s that whole being a senior thing. Plus there’s Winter […]

  • Free Advice on Housing Applications

    October 16, 2014

    So many people ask me, “What’s the best dorm on campus??” It’s an impossible question. Ask anyone who has ever gone to Truman, and you’ll get a different answer every time. We are fiercely proud of the first dorms we lived in: our own mascots and traditions, locations on campus, best studying spots. But there is […]

  • Options When You Visit

    September 27, 2014

    This post adapted from a previous blog post The (Bull)dog Days of Summer by Valerie. There are many things you can do during a fall or spring visit! And we hope that you will take the time to come and visit us. There is no better way to imagine yourself as a Bulldog than to […]

  • Should I Include Discontinued Extra-Curriculars?

    September 15, 2014

    While looking for ideas and content to share with you, I found a great article from Wise College Geek. Although I would have loved to have come up with this one on my own, they beat me to it. There are a number of things that our Admission Committee will look at when you apply, […]

  • More Than Your Test Scores

    September 10, 2014

    We often meet students whose concerns about being admitted to Truman are more extreme than necessary. Yes, we are academically rigorous. But when the Admission Committee is reviewing student’s application files, they want to know about the whole student. A holistic review. That’s why we require an open essay, and strongly encourage an activities list […]

  • What is there to do in Kirksville

    August 7, 2014

    Hi my name is Mary Ward, Regional Admission Counselor for Truman State University with my primary recruitment territory being the state of Illinois. One question I get from students from Chicagoland is “What is there to do in Kirksville?” This is a common question we get from many students that are planning to make Kirksville […]

  • Dory Taught Me to Speak Whale

    July 24, 2014

    Have you ever wanted to improve your proficiency in Whale? Well congratulations! Ryle Hall is home to the mighty Whales and we are experts in performing the Whale Call during Truman Week to drown out our competitors. We wear our blue with pride. Some of the unique features of Ryle include: Dining hall seating is open 24-7 […]

  • Who we be? BNB! Who we be? BNB! Arrrrgh!

    July 20, 2014

    Ahoy there and welcome to the ship known as Blanton Nason Brewer! We are a modest sized ship full of both experienced and new mateys. BNB is home to the LLCs (living learning communities) on the Blanton side. We have Pre-Med mateys who are learning how to create peg-legs; we have the Service hallway for […]

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