UW Goodies for Counselors

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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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Helping Undecided Students

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Undecided. Undeclared. Exploratory. Those are words the UW campuses use to describe a college student who has not yet determined a major. Earlier this spring, Dr. Angela Kellogg, former Director of Career Services and the Student Academic Advising Center at UW-Stevens Point, gave a webinar for high school counselors about undecided students, and the different […]

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Newly Inspired

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This post strays from our norm. Consider yourself warned! My career has been to help people learn about, prepare for, and succeed in college. I have found an immense amount of satisfaction in providing the kind of information and advice that can help prospective students—and those who love them—make important educational decisions about their futures.

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For Your Rising Seniors, Part 3: App Statements

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You forward-thinking counselors and your forward-thinking rising seniors have been contacting our office to find out if the applicant statement prompts for UW campuses are changing for the fall 2017 application. Yes, some of those prompts are changing, and you’re hearing it here first!

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For Your Rising Seniors, Part 2: Summer

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Rising high school seniors have one last summer to spend before adulthood. No matter if the student has a job, is taking a course, or has other summer obligations, there is time to squeeze in some ways to strengthen his or her upcoming decisions by being involved in certain activities and reflecting on certain things.

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For Your Rising Seniors, Part 1: Webinars

App in a Snap

Please tell your juniors before they leave for the summer: In August, we are offering eight webinars so that your students can learn about the UW System application for admission and ask questions about the process. The webinars will all be the same; students need only register for one.

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