Iowa Lakes Community College
Conveniently located near: Emmetsburg, Iowa; Estherville, Iowa; Spencer, Iowa; Spirit Lake, Iowa; Okoboji, Iowa; Sheldon, Iowa; Algona, Iowa; Jackson, Minnesota; Worthington, Minnesota
Buena Vista University Spencer was established in 1976 in partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College. The partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College expanded to include programs in Estherville in 1994, Spirit Lake in 1996 and Emmetsburg in 1997. Weekend classes and summer workshops are offered at all the locations.
Spencer Contact Information
Buena Vista University–Spencer
1900 N. Grand Avenue
Spencer, Iowa 51301
- Regional Director
Kelli Larsen | 712.749.1973 | LarsenK@bvu.edu
- Assistant Director
Peggy Bates | 712.749.1972 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic Advisor
Sherry Wassom | 712.749.1971 | email@example.com
- Education Coordinator/Advisor
Emily Hamerlinck | 712.749.1961 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Financial Specialist
Jayne Berends | 712.749.1967 | email@example.com
Jill Barr | 712.749.1976 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Term Dates for Spencer
BVU Spencer programs
Certain programs at BVU require partial or complete online course work. To learn more, please contact an advisor at 712.749.1970.
Combine Face-to-face and Online programs for ultimate flexibility!
Transfer to BVU Spencer
Transfer Done Right
100 percent of Associate of Arts degree credits from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!
Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1970 to see how your credits will transfer.
Many colleges have full articulation agreements with Buena Vista University. Students who have completed an approved associate's degree at these colleges can seamlessly move on to complete a bachelor's degree through Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies.
BVU has full articulation agreements with these colleges:
- Des Moines Area Community College
- Ellsworth Community College
- Iowa Central Community College
- Indian Hills Community College
- Iowa Lakes Community College
- Iowa Western Community College
- Marshalltown Community College
- Metropolitan Community College
- Minnesota West Community & Technical College
- North Iowa Area Community College
- Southwestern Community College
- Western Iowa Tech Community College