Spencer
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

One of the earliest BVU Graduate & Professional Studies, the Spencer location 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

Phone: 712.749.1970
Email: spencer@bvu.edu

BVU Graduate & Professional Studies
1900 N. Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 245
Spencer, Iowa 51301

Term Dates for BVU Spencer

August 21, 2014 Term 6 Ends
August 25, 2014 Term 1 Begins
October 16, 2014 Term 1 Ends
October 20, 2014 Term 2 Begins
December 11, 2014 Term 2 Ends
January 5, 2015 Term 3 Begins
February 26, 2015 Term 3 Ends
March 2, 2015 Term 4 Begins
April 30, 2015 Term 4 Ends
May 4, 2015 Term 5 Begins
June 25, 2015 Term 5 Ends
June 29, 2015 Term 6 Begins
August 20, 2015 Term 6 Ends

BVU Spencer programs

Certain programs at BVU require partial or complete online course work. To learn more, please contact an advisor at 712.749.1000.

Combine Face-to-face and Online programs for ultimate flexibility!

Not seeing your program in Spencer? Many BVU students like you choose to combine the comfort and familiarity of taking face-to-face courses at a BVU location with the flexibility and convenience of online programs.

See BVU Online Programs

Transfer to BVU Spencer

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.

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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

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