High School Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
It's time to get serious about your college planning. Take rigorous high school classes, study hard, and get good grades. Visit an education fair or UW campuses if you can, and check out the sites below for great information.
Wisconsin Education Fairs
Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEFs) take place in many locations around the state each fall. At a WEF you can talk with representatives from many different colleges and universities.
Search among more than 4,400 of the UW System's academic programs. Find out which campuses offer the major's you're interested in.
Finding Your Fit
Begin exploring how you'll fit in a specific UW campus and community. Be sure to check out the College Portraits!
Focus on Academics
UW campuses provide credit for some high school agriculture courses.
UW System College Preparatory Requirements
See the types of high school courses that UW System campuses require for admission.
Earning College Credit in High School
Learn how you can earn college credit for UW System campuses.
Check this section for information about taking the ACT, SAT, and placement tests.
Get a head start on college now with more than 125 self-paced, online, undergraduate-level courses from UW Independent Learning.
Get on Campus
Precollege Program Directory
Check out a UW campus by taking part in a wide variety of on-campus programs for grades Pre K–12. Topics range from academics to sports to drama. (Scholarships are available for many programs.)
Visit one or more UW campuses to see what college is like. Each of the UW System campuses offers guided tours.
Use this interactive Web site to learn the steps to prepare for college.
Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs
WEOP can help high school students prepare for college.
TRIO Programs in the UW System
Find programs for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including low-income students, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.
Preparing for College Brochure
This brochure provides information to help students in grades 6-9 prepare for college.
Spanish Preparing for College Brochure
This Spanish brochure provides information to help students in grades 6-9 prepare for college.
Think About Money
Saving for College
Learn about college costs and how you and your family can begin saving for college.
Financial Aid Process
Applying for financial aid, scholarship information, student budgets, explanations of aid types—it's all here.
College Goal Wisconsin
College Goal Wisconsin provides free information and professional assistance to families who are filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).