Counseling Students Who Have Been Denied Admission

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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.

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College Goal WI: January Dates

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College Goal Wisconsin is a statewide event that provides free information and assistance to families who are filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, such as grants and loans. Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for aid.

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Accommodations for SAT, AP Exams

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The College Board is making it easier to request accommodations for all of their exams, including the SAT and AP exams. As of January 1, 2017, students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan can receive the same accommodations automatically approved for the College Board exams.

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ACT or SAT? Math

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We explored the differences between the ACT and SAT’s reading sections in last week’s post. There are some important differences in the math sections of the tests, too.

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ACT or SAT? Reading

The SAT has become more like the ACT considering the changes that came out earlier this year. However, the reading sections are very different, and one of the tests may play to a student’s strengths.

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Applicant Statements, Uncovered

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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.

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Competitive Athletics

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

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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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In only 47 words–

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