Applicant Statements, Uncovered

The topic of our most recent LiveLine webinar was applicant statements (sometimes called essays). Heather Kretz and Jen Jones, who are the admissions directors at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Green Bay respectively, were our guest speakers. Following are some of their highlights.Continue Reading

A Parent’s Role in Admissions

Photo courtesy of UW-Parkside

Photo courtesy of UW-Parkside

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 with their seniors making decisions about college?Continue Reading

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

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

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Soffa, UW-Stout

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Soffa, UW-Stout

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:Continue Reading

Application for Admission: Courses in Progress

Photo courtesy of UW-River Falls

Photo courtesy of UW-River Falls

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.Continue Reading

For Your Rising Seniors, Part 3: App Statements

Photo courtesy of Craig Schreiner, UW-Whitewater

Photo courtesy of Craig Schreiner, UW-Whitewater

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! Continue Reading

For Your Rising Seniors, Part 1: Webinars

App in a SnapPlease 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. Continue Reading

App in a Snap!

Please inform your rising seniors:

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. Continue Reading

Updated Applicant Statements

Students are always curious about the “essays” involved with their applications. We call them the applicant statements.Continue Reading