Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama announced a campaign to excite 14- to 19-year-olds for postsecondary education. It’s called “Better Make Room.”
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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 […]
The Department of Education came out with a new way for families to find comprehensive data about campuses across the country. The College Scorecard website https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ shows data on college net costs, graduation rate, future earning potential, and more. It allows families to compare data about campuses in an easy format.
The UW System campuses have been accepting applications for the fall 2016 term since September 1. Many campuses have application deadlines or priority dates for new freshmen, and you can find those dates here: https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/admissions/freshman/guidelines.aspx. Knowing those deadlines and priority dates, many students ask whether it is easier to get in if they apply early.
We support the application for admission for the University of Wisconsin System campuses. A popular question this year is how to complete the Courses in Progress sections of the application. Some of the confusion around this section sits with a simple misunderstanding. This is “Courses in Progress.” Courses that have already been completed should not […]
Pam Harvey-Jacobs, who is a long-time admissions director at UW-Green Bay, is retiring today. As a tribute to Pam, we are posting two of our favorite posts from her blog. Our best wishes to you, Pam, and our sincere thanks for your decades of help guiding students along their life journeys. “Reflections on Rigor” – […]