Class of 2014
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the one who'll decide where to go.
Getting Started/Plan Ahead
Meet all deadlines!
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS U.W. SYSTEM COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
High School Courses Credits
4.00 credits - English Language Arts English (See Counselor for specific courses) 4
2.00 credits - Mathematics Mathematics 3
2.00 credits - Science Geometry 1
Year Math 1
3.00 credits - Social Studies Natural Science 3
1.50 credits - Physical Education History/Social Studies 3
.50 credits - Health Other Academics 2
_________________________________________ (above areas or foreign languages) *
13.00 - Required course credits Additional Units of Fine Arts, Communications,
Computer Science, Statistics, and/or any of the
10.50 - Elective course credits above areas 2
23.50 Total Credits Required Total Credits Required 17
*UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison require 2 credits of a single
** The UW campuses prefer a rigorous high school academic
program all 4 years.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF RECORDS
STUDENT NAME _______________________________________________ BIRTHDATE _____________________
1. Please send a copy of my transcript, including grades, attendance, and class rank, to the following:
College/University or Organization Date(s) Mailed
(For SSS Office Use Only)
2. Please include a copy of the following test scores on my transcript: (Please note: test scores do not need to be
included if you requested that they be sent to the college/university when you registered for the test. We will not
include your test scores unless you request us to add them.)
ACT _____ Test date(s) _________ SAT _____ Test date(s) _________ PSAT _____
3. If you have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), would you like that to be noted on your application? Yes __ No
Please deliver the following items to the Student Support Services office to process your college/scholarship application(s).
1. This release form, signed by you and a parent, if you are under 18.
2. The completed application (or the counselor section of the online application), signed by you and a parent, if you are
3. A check or money order payable to the college or university for the application fee if not paid online.
4. If recommendation letters are required we recommend that you read, “Tips for receiving quality letters of
recommendation” located in the Student Support Services office.
a. Use the “Recommendation Request Form” and ask at least 2-3 weeks before needed.
b. Ask the teacher to return the recommendation to the Student Support Services secretary.
5. Inform the Student Support Services secretary if a recommendation letter or any other information needs to be
attached to the application.
ONCE YOU HAVE DECIDED WHICH SCHOOL YOU PLAN TO ATTEND IT IS MANDATORY THAT
YOU NOTIFY THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES SECRETARY REGARDING WHERE TO SEND
YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR ALL POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS
AND IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
I have read and understand the “Request for Release of Records” form.
Student Signature ___________________________________________ Date _________________
Parent Signature ____________________________________________ Date _________________
(Required for students under 18 years of age)
University of Wisconsin (UW) System
Wisconsin Association of Independent
Colleges and Universities (WAICU)
Wisconsin Technical College System
College representative visits (Check in
College & Career Center, Rm. 233)
Bulletin board outside Room 235
Campus visits are HIGHLY recommended
College and Career Center
Information regarding all colleges,
universities, and schools, apprenticeships,
scholarships, and ACT/SAT
ACT practice tests
Two computers for student use:
Register for ACT/SAT
Complete college applications
Learn more about colleges and careers
Milwaukee National College Fair (NACAC)
Wisconsin Center: 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Sunday, September 29th
, 2013, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register at www.gotomyncf.com
National Hispanic College Fair
Pulaski High School: 2500 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Monday, October 30th
, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) www.wefs.org
New Berlin West High School: 18695 W. Cleveland
Monday, September 30th
, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Mount Mary College: 2900 N. Menomonee River Pky
Wednesday, October 2nd
, 2013, 9 – 11 AM
Franklin High School: 8222 S. 51st
Street @ Drexel
Tuesday, October 1st
, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
during lunch hours
Reserve Officer Training Corps
Available at participating 4-
Scholarships available in
exchange for military service
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Military Academy (Army)
Air Force Academy
Coast Guard Academy
Merchant Marine Academy
Vice President Joe Biden
January 31, 2014
October 1, 2013
Senator Ron Johnson
October 18, 2013
Congresswoman Gwen Moore
October 18, 2013
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner
Oct. 15, 2013
Earn while you learn
2 to 5 year training program
College Admission Testing
ACT/SAT test dates
Registration online (or paper)
ACT Plus Writing
Required by UW-Madison
Importance of test preparation
Repeat testing: 57% increase score!
ACT/SAT fee waivers available, if qualify
Official score reports sent DIRECTLY from testing
Online vs. paper
Use appropriate e-mail address
Characteristics of a good essay
Grammar and spelling vital
Help them get to know you in a personal
Provide information not already found in
Application is 2-D. Make yourself 3-D!
Double and triple check
Are they necessary?
Recommendation Request Form
Hard Copy: College & Career Center
Electronic copy: Student Support Services webpage
Sooner the better
Some campuses have limited student
housing, so apply early
Common College Questions
How do I apply for scholarships at the my
What should I expect if I’m asked to
participate in a scholarship contest on
What if I have disability or IEP?
What happens when I’m placed on a wait
What happens when I’m not accepted to a
particular major? What are my options?
Scholarships and Financial
Student Services Webpage
Monday, October 7
Student Share Drive M:
Click on “NHL”
Student Support Services
Financial Aid Night:
Tuesday, November 12,
6:00 PM, Auditorium
Thank you cards and
Free scholarship searches
Beware of SCAMS!
Frequent updates on Nathan Hale webpage
Local, state, and national organization
College and university scholarships
Review with a parent
Opportunities for ALL students
Scholarship files—Room 233
Career Exploration Opportunities
Summer Camps and Programs
Financial Aid Night
November 12, 6:00 PM, Auditorium
Ms. Judy Becker, Financial aid expert
Parents and students encouraged to attend.
Learn about the different types of financial aid
Information about how to complete Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
College Goal Wisconsin: Score Big $$$
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 22rd
Free! Students fill out financial aid application at the
event with assistance from experts.
Drawing for scholarships
Career Major Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 26, HAT
Career Assemblies: Monthly (Oct.-May)
Job Shadow: Monthly JS Workshops
Employability Skills and Portfolio Wkshp: February
Mock Interview Day: Friday, March 21
Career Portfolio: Due after Spring Break
It’s All In The Details
Class changes: Notify
HS fee payment: Start
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