Completing that Application File

Fall is a great time for your seniors to apply for admission. It’s also a great time for your seniors to ask what else a campus needs from them. Here’s a reminder.Continue Reading

Application for Admission: Higher Ed

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Last week, we focused on the most common question students ask about the application for admission. This week, we will tackle the second most common question:

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Application for Admission: Courses in Progress

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It may feel like you need safety goggles to understand and complete the “courses in progress” sections of the UW System application. But no more! Here are some common questions and  answers about those sections.

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Texting 45,000 Students

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Our pilot texting campaign last winter was a complete success! For nine months, we texted nearly 1,500 high school seniors with different tips about applying for college, financial aid and scholarships, and getting ready to head off to college in the fall. We engaged 70% of the seniors in back-and-forth texting, which according to national […]

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Talkin’ About Financial Aid Already?

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Yes we are! You may know that high school seniors can begin to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) as early as October 1 starting this year. It’s a change that has happened across the country, and it’s rocking the worlds of high schools and college campuses. We’ve got you covered.

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UW Goodies for Counselors

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You’re anxious to get back to work, and we’re happy to give you this blogful of virtual goodies right when you need them!

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Registration is Open – Fall Workshops

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Many of you have been chomping at the proverbial bit to register for our UW System Fall Workshops. Our free morning workshops are offered at eight locations around the state—and one site each in Minnesota and Illinois. After a UW System update, admission officers from each of our campuses will provide an update and have […]

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Application Fee Increase

You’re among the first to know that the application fee is increasing for undergraduate students who apply for fall 2017. The fee will increase from $44 to $50; UW-Madison’s application fee will increase from $50 to $60. More details will be released about the specific timing of the increase. However, rising seniors will pay the […]

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Before You Attack Summer

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En garde, Summer! But first, in thinking ahead to fall:

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ACT High School-to-College Success Report


We are fortunate to have a guest blogger from University of Wisconsin System Administration. Diane Treis Rusk is the Director of Undergraduate Education, and she’d like to share news about a data-rich report that is specific to your school. Congratulations! Another school year is about complete. Thanks to your work, another set of high school […]

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