College Information


It's the perfect time for seniors to work on their application to a UW System campus.

The webinar will cover:

  • Starting an app
  • Reviewing application sections
  • Clarifying intricate parts of the app
  • Additional helpful hints and tricks

The webinar will be on Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 pm. Space is limited. Please register ASAP!

Are you and/or your student planning to apply to a UW System School (UW-Madison, UW-Richland, etc.)?

If you are a junior, would you like to learn more about schools within the UW System? If so, we have some exciting things to share with you to help in the process!

  • Check out this link for easily setting Campus Tours and Visits

  • Download the UW Journey App! The goal is to inform prospective students and their families of the tremendous opportunities that exist at our UW campuses - AND so much more!

  • Curious about which major you might study in college? Check out Major Mania to help explore which UW schools offer the major you are interested in.

  • Click here to learn about the Admissions Process for each UW System School!

  • For all other information, related to the UW System Schools, check out UW HELP

Finally, check out the attachment to learn of other UW System details and requirements by school:

  1. Essay information

  2. Scholarship charts

  3. Tuition costs

  4. How statistics credits are counted at each UW School

  5. FAQ charts that include

    1. ACT official vs. unofficial scores

    2. Foreign language requirements

    3. Text book rentals

    4. And other big questions!

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the DHS Counseling Center!

Jenni Allen, DHS Counseling Assistant - 935-3307, ext. 4006

Kim Bonsett-Veal, DHS Counselor (last names A-K) - 935-3307, ext. 4038

Erika Brunson, DHS Counselor (last names L-Z) - 935-3307, ext. 4007




(Select a link below to learn more about Wisconsin schools.)







UW System College Preparatory Requirements

High school course requirements for incoming freshmen

UW Colleges Guaranteed Transfer Program

Information on the 2 year UW Colleges' Program, which allows students to begin their education as a freshman at the UW Colleges and be guaranteed admission to a four-year UW System campus as a junior. After fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements, students transfer with the same rights and privileges as those who begin their education at the four-year campus.

Request Information from UW Campuses

Request prospective student information from 2 and 4-year campuses.

Introduction to the UW System

Brief information on 2 and 4-year campuses. Paper copies are available in the Counseling Office.

Map of UW Campuses

Find quick links to each campus and see where the campuses are located on a map of Wisconsin

UW Campuses College Portraits

You'll find lots of good information about each four-year UW campuses in their College Portraits, which include admissions, college costs and financial aid, net price calculator (estimate your costs), majors and more.

Fast Facts

Look here to find quick details about the campuses.

UW System Costs

2016-17 semester tuition rates for each campus

UW System Campus Admissions Contacts

Links to each campus admissions office

UW System Campus Catalogues

Links to online campus catalogs

Campus Tours and Preview Days

A campus tour or preview program is a great way to see if a college campus might be the right fit. Choose a campus and find out about dates and times of campus tours and preview days

Major Mania

Do some "major exploration" at MajorMania, the UW System's searchable site of academic programs.

Services for Students with Special Needs

Find contacts for questions and information about the programs and services available at each institution


Admission Guidelines, Priority Application Dates

Find information for each school's application dates, admission requirements, postponed admission or wait lists and enrollment deposits

UW Ready

An overview for quickly and easily completing the University of Wisconsin System application for admission. Information to Gather for the Application, Application Statements for Each Campus, Letters of Recommendation, Fee Waivers, Frequently Asked Questions, Support/Contact and Application Statement Tips

University of Wisconsin Online Application

Application for applying to University of Wisconsin schools

MN WI Tuition Reciprocity

The Minnesota/Wisconsin reciprocity agreement allows Wisconsin residents to attend Minnesota public universities at in-state tuition rates. This online reciprocity application is designed for Wisconsin residents attending Minnesota public institutions. The online reciprocity application is the easiest way to apply for reciprocity benefits.

-Students attending a Minnesota stand-alone Technical College SHOULD NOT USE THIS APPLICATION. Instead, apply directly to the college. Private colleges do NOT participate in the tuition reciprocity program because they do not charge non-resident tuition rates.

After the Application

Scholarship Chart for New Freshmen applying for Fall 2017

Information about scholarship deadlines, how to apply, website info and phone contacts

Enrollment Deposit Information for Fall 2017

Enrollment deposits (and deadlines) secure your spot!

Living On Campus This link contains several links for housing (deposits, deadlines, costs, on campus housing contact, living off campus and more)

UW System Placement Testing

Placement testing helps place students into the most appropriate course within a given sequence of instruction. Students take Wisconsin placements tests in English, math, and foreign languages.



Click here for a Wisconsin map with links to any of the 16 WI Technical Colleges

Newsflash...Read all about it! WTCS Graduate Outcomes Report: 93% Placement for 2015 Grads

Comparing Costs Between WI Tech Colleges and UW System Colleges

See how Wisconsin technical college tuition rates compare to four-year University of Wisconsin institutions.

Is Technical College Right For You?

Student Recruitment Specialist at Fox Valley Technical College, speaks to high school students and adult students exploring higher education options.

Jobs in Demand

Discover which technical college-related jobs have the most expected openings through 2020.

Types of Degrees/Credentials Depending on the program, you can receive an associate degree, one- or two-year technical diploma, short-term diploma or certificate. There is also a Liberal Arts program and Apprenticeship program.

Program Search

Choose your career passion from hundreds of programs of study (majors).

Career Interest Questionnaire Take this 10-minute questionnaire to find out which career areas and programs may be of interest to you


How to Enroll in A WI Technical College

Listen to the steps to enroll in a Wisconsin technical college.

Application Enrollment Timetable

Find information on admission requirements, the earliest and latest the application can be submitted, expected turnaround time and next steps for each campus. Each campus has a link to the online application, as well as application steps and important links, timelines and deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

About applying, programs of study, courses and registration and financial aid




WI Private Colleges

View college locations on a Wisconsin map and find links to each college's website

Quick Facts

Facts about each Wisconsin Private College, including contact information, profile of admitted students and what makes each college great

Required Courses for Admission

Freshmen admission requirements

Search College Majors

Search majors and minors

Campus Visit Opportunities

Campus visit opportunities for each campus are listed, as well as contact information or use the following link to request college visit information online: Requesting College Visit Information


Application Information

Information for each campus regarding the application fee, average ACT score and GPA of admitted students and how AP credits are awarded

Application Timelines

Application deadlines, priority or early decision deadlines, decision timeline and financial aid deadlines

Contacts for Students with Disabilities

Scholarship Contact Information

Additional College Search Resources

Big Future

The College Board's website for researching colleges and universities

Campus Tours

Virtual tours of campuses around the nation

College Navigator

US Department of Education's college search tool- search by state, degree type, major and type of school.

College Scorecard

U.S. Department of Education's college search tool- With over 4,000 institutions available for students and families to search, the College Scorecard provides answers to critical questions about each institution, such as how likely students are to complete their degrees, how much debt students take out, and how much the students typically earn after attending. Review the How-to-Guide to search by program, degree type, location, or by name of institution.

College Search

Search on Fastweb's site by location, interest or major


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

University of Minnesota

Peterson's College Search

Search by school name, location or major. If you aren't sure where to begin, click the "Get Matched" button and search college type, major and desired state.

College Planning

Preparing for College Brochure

Paper copies available in the Counseling Office


Steps to college for middle school students through seniors in high school. Information available for mentors, including parents, educators, coaches, relatives, etc. (Why College, Talking to Your Teen, Steps to College, College Myths, Costs and Financial Aid, Concerns about College, Success Stories)

Why Go To College?

Information on the earnings and unemployment rates for people with different levels of education.

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