Students who averaged at least 15 credits through their first year of college were found to have higher GPAs and retention rates.
We know that some of your students already have the itch for international study, and with good reason! Studying abroad allows students to: Hone foreign language skills (but there are plenty of study abroad opportunities that don’t require knowing a different language!) Gain knowledge of another culture Develop self-confidence and independence Enroll in college courses […]
Registration for math, English, and foreign language Regional Placement Testing for next year’s college freshmen opens February 1. There have been a couple of changes to how UW System campuses place students into math and English courses, if the students have no college transfer in those subjects. Here is a quick summary:
This post is targeted toward parents and students, rather than counselors. Please feel free to utilize it in any way you see fit. Transitioning from high school to college is often a big deal, as students leave the familiarity of home. Counselors and other people do well in preparing students for admission and all that […]
Starting today, students who have been admitted to a UW System campus for fall 2016 may register for regional placement testing. Students may complete their placement tests in math; English; and French, German, or Spanish as appropriate. The results of these tests will determine at which academic level they will start their college course work.
Recently I had an interesting discussion with a school counselor about a student who has a disability and is going through the college search. Students who have disabilities have some extra challenges and concerns. Following is a short list of resources that may answer a lot of questions. Like all good resources, they probably provoke […]
UW HELP advisers are back at dishing out advice for your high school seniors–this time, it’s info about when they get to college. In fact, most of these tips are courtesy of our student employee, so they are the real deal. (Thanks, Stella!) You’re welcome to use this post in your newsletter to students and […]