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.
Spirit Lake Contact Information
Buena Vista University–Spirit Lake
800 21st Street, Room 136
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360
Spirit Lake Staff
- Regional Director
Kelli Larsen | 712.749.1973 | LarsenK@bvu.edu
- Assistant Director
Peggy Bates | 712.749.1972 (Call or Text) | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic Advisor
Sherry Wassom | 712.749.1971 | email@example.com
- Financial Specialist
Jayne Berends | 712.749.1967 (Call or Text) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Barr | 712.749.1976 (Call or Text) | email@example.com
Term Dates for Spirit Lake
BVU Spirit Lake programs
Certain programs at BVU require partial or complete online course work. To learn more, please contact an advisor at 712.749.1975.
Combine Face-to-face and Online programs for ultimate flexibility!
Transfer to BVU Spirit Lake
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 712.749.1975 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