This situation catches many parents off guard. The kids are young and college seems a long way off, but those years pass quickly and all of a sudden, that “kid” is filling out college applications. Then it hits. Like a dump truck. Parents ask you what their options are. Here are a few to add […]
The hype is true. I am here to tell you that the hype about College Goal Wisconsin is real. College Goal Wisconsin (CGW) is a series of workshops on different days each February around the state, where students and their families receive free professional help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
College rankings are big business. Each year, many prospective students and their families around the world wait impatiently for particular publishers to come out with their college rankings. However, no matter how objective college rankings try to be, they are flawed. For example, one of the criteria used in some college rankings is the average […]
A short post for today, since there’s only a short time until your winter break begins. When planning your financial aid night for seniors and their families, remember our Journey Through Financial Aid video. It’s animated, it’s short (just over 4 minutes), and it’s a great way to kick off your event. Find the video […]
Our office receives a lot of questions about superscoring. Well, to be honest, it’s just one question that we receive often: “Do you superscore?” In a word: No. But let’s take a step back and define superscoring. Since most applicants to UW campuses submit ACT results rather than SAT, we will use the ACT to […]
The Center for Public Education, which is an initiative of the National School Boards Association, released a report in September called The Path Least Taken: A Quest to Learn More about High School Graduates who Don’t Go on to College. They found that “the percentage of high school graduates who don’t advance to a two- […]