Competitive Athletics

Our office recently hosted a LiveLine webinar about college athletics. We were reminded how competitive athletics works at UW System campuses:Continue Reading

ACT Supports English Learners

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Last week, ACT put out a news release indicating that they will provide supports on the ACT test for US students who are learning English. Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, the goal is that ACT scores earned by English learners accurately reflect what they have learned. These are the types of supports that qualified […]

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Early FAFSA Ignites Seniors


The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) became available on October 1 for high school seniors, rather than the historical January 1 date. Preliminary results are in.

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Two Sites (Our Shortest Post So Far)

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A Parent’s Role in Admissions

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Parents have taken care of their children for a long time, and all of a sudden, it’s time to make those important college decisions. Sometimes, it is difficult for parents to allow high school seniors to take the lead in their communications with the campus. What is helpful and hurtful as parents come to grips […]

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The Key to Being Admitted

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What are colleges are looking for in prospective students?  What are the secrets to being admitted? Here is an article that might help your students get an idea of what admission officers think.

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Seriously Excellent FAFSA Resources

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This will give you something to sing about. You’ve heard that the 2017-18 FAFSA opened on October 1. Some WI high schools have already had their financial aid nights for their seniors, and some are scheduled soon. If you haven’t yet planned your evening, here are some funsies you can use.

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$$$ for Low-Income Seniors

Last year, more than $2.7 BILLION (!) in financial aid went unclaimed. A new campaign was released last week to help high school seniors from low-income families get money for college.

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About NCAA Division III Athletics

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Our popular LiveLine webinar series continues this fall with a topic many high school counselors wonder about: NCAA athletics.

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Completing that Application File

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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.

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