Webinar: Homeless and Foster Youth Attending College

Last week, the largest-ever survey of basic needs security among community college students was released by the Wisconsin Hope Lab. Respondents included 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states throughout the country. The researchers estimate that 33% of students are hungry and 14% are homeless. Continue Reading

College Board and SSNs

Our office received word that starting this fall, the College Board will no longer collect, store, or disseminate Social Security numbers from students who take the following tests:

Photo courtesy of UW-Eau Claire

Photo courtesy of UW-Eau Claire

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2017 Fall Workshop Schedule

The dates for the 2017 UW System Fall Workshops for Counselors are firm. Admission officers from our UW campuses will join us at ten locations again this fall:Continue Reading

Assisting the Student Who Has Been Denied

Earlier this month our office hosted a webinar about how counselors can help students who have been denied admission. Our guest speaker was Jill Endries, a longtime admissions director at UW-Oshkosh.Continue Reading

Do You Hear What I Hear?

You’re on your way home from work, listening to your local radio station, and what did you just hear? An admissions director from your nearby UW System campus who was talking about the value of a college education!Continue Reading

Counseling Students Who Have Been Denied Admission

The process of admission is full of stressors for high school students and families. Stress is amplified when students discover they are denied admission to their first college choice, or they are starting the process late.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

About NCAA Division III Athletics

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

Texting 45,000 Students

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 standards, is HUGE!Continue Reading

UW Goodies for Counselors

Goodie bagsYou’re anxious to get back to work, and we’re happy to give you this blogful of virtual goodies right when you need them!Continue Reading