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 […]
Last August’s webinars for rising seniors were so popular that we are holding them again! App in a Snap is the name for our webinars that teach students (and those who help them apply) how to submit their applications easily. We will go through common bumps that students typically have with the application process, and […]
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be down for the next few months. It was turned off following concerns that its data could be used by identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns. The tool is expected to be back online in fall 2017, after extra […]
Our specialty is not leaping tall buildings. It is listening–and when we can, reacting to your requests. Many of you called and asked about extending our spring texting campaign for juniors. While it can’t go on forever, we made some swift moves so that juniors may continue to join through April 30.