The Key to Being Admitted

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.Continue Reading

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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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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