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04/06/2021

This week marks the conclusion of decision season from colleges. Seniors, whether the decisions you received make all the sense in the world or no sense at all (it's been a weird year, right?), whether they make you happy or sad, know we love you and we're proud of the way you've grown and adapted to the strange circumstances of applying to school during a pandemic. We know just about everything changed this year, but the best things about you haven't, and we couldn't be more proud of the people you're becoming, no matter your address next fall. 💙💛💙💛💙💛

Stop by for a cupcake, students, and wish Mr. Robinson a happy birthday!
03/11/2021

Stop by for a cupcake, students, and wish Mr. Robinson a happy birthday!

Stop by for a cupcake, students, and wish Mr. Robinson a happy birthday!

What can you do with a Humanities degree?
01/27/2021

What can you do with a Humanities degree?

Today, the College Board announced that it is discontinuing Subject Tests, effective immediately, and will also disconti...
01/19/2021
College Board Ends SAT Subject Tests Program - Compass Education Group

Today, the College Board announced that it is discontinuing Subject Tests, effective immediately, and will also discontinue the essay. Please see this post to learn more and see your counselor with questions. https://www.compassprep.com/sat-changes-announced/

**Breaking news. This post will be updated as more details become available.** A number of our contacts in admissions offices confirmed this past weekend what we’ve surmised for the past...

Wishing you all good luck on your DoLs and a safe and relaxing winter break!
12/14/2020

Wishing you all good luck on your DoLs and a safe and relaxing winter break!

Welcome back, students! We missed you! Stop by for a treat 🍭 🍬
11/01/2020

Welcome back, students! We missed you! Stop by for a treat 🍭 🍬

10/23/2020

Virtual college visits the week of October 26. Sign up on Naviance!

10/11/2020

Virtual college visits the week of October 12

Looking for help completing the FAFSA? Get expert help for free through virtual sessions hosted by CollegeGoalWI in Octo...
10/07/2020

Looking for help completing the FAFSA? Get expert help for free through virtual sessions hosted by CollegeGoalWI in October and November. Visit here to earn more and register: https://collegegoalwi.org/register/

10/02/2020

Next week’s virtual visits!

10/02/2020

Next week’s virtual visits!

There is still time for students and parents to attend EDUCATION CONNECT LIVE VIRTUAL FAIR. Two Days of events OCTOBER 2...
10/02/2020

There is still time for students and parents to attend EDUCATION CONNECT LIVE VIRTUAL FAIR.

Two Days of events OCTOBER 21 & 22 where your students and their parents will be able to chat with university admission counselors on one-on-one chats and video calls.

The platform is unique, it is not ZOOM or anything like that. It has been designed to really mirror a college fair.

To find out more click HERE
To register go HERE

Seniors: still struggling with your college essay? This will definitely get you to a draft in less than two hours! Go to...
09/27/2020
Personality Test, Personality Assessment: VIA Survey | VIA Institute

Seniors: still struggling with your college essay? This will definitely get you to a draft in less than two hours
! Go to https://www.viacharacter.org/survey, take the free survey, and then tell the story of how you've developed one of your five major strengths, and add a paragraph of how you hope to put it to use in the future.

Children under 13 cannot create an account. An adult must register or sign in to their existing account and then the child may take the Youth Survey under that account.

09/25/2020

Virtual college visits next week.

09/12/2020

The Class of 2020 was accepted everywhere from Hawaii to Maine and from Qatar to Scotland! Wonder where this year‘s class will go?

Wisconsin Association of College Admission Counseling kicks off two weeks of afternoon/evening webinars for 11th & 12th ...
08/23/2020
WACAC - Virtual College Exploration

Wisconsin Association of College Admission Counseling kicks off two weeks of afternoon/evening webinars for 11th & 12th grade students starting Monday, August 24--from general sessions to school specific, there are plenty of answers to be found: https://wacac.com/page-18169

USM Seniors! Don't forget about tonight's webinar, "College Admissions During COVID" at 5PM. Seasoned senior admissions ...
08/19/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: College Admissions for USM Seniors During COVID. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

USM Seniors! Don't forget about tonight's webinar, "College Admissions During COVID" at 5PM. Seasoned senior admissions professionals will present on the changes they anticipate this fall. Register here: https://usmk12-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RxYLdP9yQbqw1JfjPFcImA

Please join seasoned admissions experts from Boston College, Lawrence University, and Oklahoma State University for a one-hour moderated panel discussion as they address the changes to admissions and financial aid processes they anticipate in this year's college application cycle. Topics will includ...

08/03/2020
ACT Student

From the comments section alone on the ACT FB page (https://www.facebook.com/theacttest), we know today was frustrating for many in our Class of 2021. We are actively seeking to create testing opportunities for our seniors this fall and hope to have more news to share on that soon. Hang in there, Seniors. And remember--hundreds of colleges have gone test optional!

You are success, and we’re here to help!

⭐ Plan your future, prepare for college & career, and achieve success ⭐

Instagram: actstudent
Twitter: actstudent

07/16/2020
QuestBridge | National College Match

Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? You should be aware of the QuestBridge program, who application opens in early August. It is intended for academically outstanding high school seniors from households earning less than $65,000/year for a typical family of four. Learn more here and speak to your counselor if interested: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting a free online College & Career Fair August 3-6 with over 70 sessions availa...
07/13/2020
College & Careers | RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting a free online College & Career Fair August 3-6 with over 70 sessions available. The fair provides the opportunity for rising seniors to spend time interacting with college faculty, exploring their possible areas of interest, doing career exploration, learning something new about themselves, and giving their future a test drive. For parents, it’s a chance to learn about the college search process along with financial aid. Sessions have limited capacity so sign up early!

Similar to a conference, students may choose from one to five interactive workshops that showcase future-focused academics.

https://www.rit.edu/admissions/college-and-careers

A virtual career exploration and college search experience for rising high school seniors and parents. 4 days. 70+ future-focused workshops.

The Journal Sentinel highlights the many options to running fall semester instruction that colleges in Wisconsin are con...
05/19/2020
Wisconsin colleges hope to reopen this fall. But questions outnumber answers on how they will operate.

The Journal Sentinel highlights the many options to running fall semester instruction that colleges in Wisconsin are considering. While many schools do not plan to make announcements until later this summer, the Chronicle of Higher Education is maintaining a list of colleges' stated plans. You can find this and other resources on our resource page, also linked in the comments. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2020/05/19/coronavirus-wisconsin-campuses-likely-open-fall-changes/5203347002/

Wisconsin colleges are planning to reopen in some way this fall. But campus leaders acknowledge plans are still in flux, and could change quickly.

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