Carthage offers temporary spring admission for Puerto Rico evacuees

Carthage offers temporary spring admission for Puerto Rico evacuees


Tuition dollars for semester will go to affected universities

KENOSHA, Wis. – Students displaced by Hurricane Maria are invited to apply for temporary admission to Carthage College while Puerto Rico rebuilds from the massive September storm.

The initiative is designed to help students who evacuated to the Midwest and want to continue their studies for the spring 2018 semester. This special admissions status acknowledges these students’ desire to return to their original institutions on the island once repairs are completed.

Rather than collecting tuition, Carthage will allow the admitted students to pay the normal rate to their home institutions in Puerto Rico. Only room and board will be charged if a student chooses to live in campus housing.

“Besides helping students whose educational journeys were disrupted, Carthage aims to support the universities affected by last fall’s devastating hurricane,” said Ashley Hanson, associate vice president of admissions. “Even those institutions that reopened are dealing with huge losses, and through this initiative we hope to do our small part to help.”

Applications will be accepted until the beginning of the spring term Feb. 7, and they will be reviewed individually using Carthage’s standard admissions criteria. For more information, contact Ashley Hanson at or 262-551-5759.

About Carthage College —
Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage has a prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students.