Parents Have Questions, Too

Though parents aren’t the ones applying for admission, they have lots of questions about the application process for UW System campuses. We’re holding a live Application Chat Session just for them.Continue Reading

New Applicant Statements

Please tell your rising seniors: Our UW campuses have released the prompts that will appear on the application for admission starting August 1, 2017.Continue Reading

Application Webinars for Rising Seniors

Last August’s webinars for rising seniors were so popular that we are holding them again!

Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison)

Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison)

App in a Snap is the name for our webinars that teach students (and those who help them apply) how to submit their applications easily. We will go through common bumps that students typically have with the application process, and there will be plenty of time to answer students’ admission questions.Continue Reading

The #1 Worry for Applicants

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Photo courtesy of UW-Parkside

Each year, the Princeton Review surveys college applicants about the admission process.

In 2006, college applicants worried most about being denied admission to their top campus. For the past three years, including this year, they found that college students worry most about:Continue Reading

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

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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