The UW HELP website has a new look: more photos, brighter colors, and a sleek, modern logo. These are just a few of the upgrades we’ve unveiled recently.
Because many counselors requested an earlier printing of our Preparing for College brochures, we sped up our process. The brochures for 2017-18 have been mailed to schools that have students in grades 6-9. You may request additional brochures in English or Spanish by emailing our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A college education is one of the most significant investments students will make during their lifetimes, and it’s important for them to understand the ins and outs. Wisconsin Act 284 requires institutions of higher education to provide information to students about their educational costs. Therefore, financial aid offices at all UW System campuses will email […]
Our office hosted a webinar for counselors last month about the issues facing homeless students and students who are aging out of foster care. Our speaker was Greta Munns, the Outreach Specialist for Fostering Success at UW-Stout, which is part of the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. She has been empowering foster youth on the state and […]
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. They will find the event Monday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. CDT here. UW HELP staff will be available to answer their questions about […]
Please tell your rising seniors: Our UW campuses have released the prompts that will appear on the application for admission starting August 1, 2017. Find them here uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/new-application-statements/Fall2018.pdf. While juniors might not have time to delve into their answers until the school year is finished, hopefully summer will allow some time for reflection and writing. […]
Last week, the New York Times published an article called “Skipping the College Tour” that is counter intuitive to what our office has been advocating. However, I must admit that it is an interesting concept and it has staff in our office talking. The article indicates that while we believe we are good at making […]