The College Application Process

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  • UW Madison WILL request 7 th semester (1 st semester Senior yr.) transcripts from all applicants.
  • The College Application Process

    1. 1. The College Application Process: A Quick Review for Seniors and Parents Presented by the School Counseling Team
    2. 2. Senior Application Checklist 1) Complete your application online 2) Request transcripts to be submitted to your colleges/universities electronically through Docufide at Parchment www.docufide.com 3) Request ACT/SAT scores be submitted to your colleges/universities through the testing agency's website www.actstudent.org www.collegeboard.com
    3. 3. UW System <ul><li>UW System institutions begin processing applications September 15 for the following fall semester. Since most institutions have application priority dates or deadlines after which applications may no longer be considered, it is generally to your advantage to apply as early as possible after September 15. </li></ul>
    4. 5. UW Online Process <ul><li>Apply Online at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu / </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a separate application to each UW School. </li></ul><ul><li>Application fee is $44 which you are able to pay online or you may send in a check separately to the campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal statements/essays are very important. </li></ul>
    5. 6. Private & Out-of-state Schools <ul><li>All colleges and universities have an online application site. This is the preferred method. </li></ul><ul><li>A Secondary School Report form may require additional information to be filled in by your School Counselor. </li></ul><ul><li>There are also general online applications at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.privatecollegezone.org </li></ul><ul><li>for Wis. Private Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Common Application website: </li></ul><ul><li>www.commonapp.org </li></ul>
    6. 7. Deadlines <ul><li>Examples deadlines </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UW-Madison: First Notification Period: Nov. 1 st / Official deadline Feb. 1st </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UW-Eau Claire: Dec. 1 st </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marquette University : Dec. 1 st </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence University: Jan. 15 th </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Univ. MN-Twin Cities: Dec. 15 th </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UW-Whitewater: Priority Consideration Jan. 1 st </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Even if a school does not have an early deadline, it is to your advantage to apply early before they fill to capacity </li></ul>
    7. 8. Technical Colleges <ul><li>Apply online at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.witechcolleges.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wctc.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.matc.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transcript requests go through Docufide directly. </li></ul><ul><li>Start applying to WCTC October 1 st . </li></ul><ul><li>Other technical colleges have different enrollment dates. </li></ul>
    8. 9. We also have links from our website! www.muskegonorway.org Schools> Muskego High School> Students> Plan for Post High School
    9. 10. College and Technical Schools REPRESENTATIVE VISITS Luther College October 11 th 1:35 PM UW – Madison October 18 th 1:35 PM Concordia University October 19 th 9:15 AM WCTC October 21 st 9:15 AM Ripon College October 25 th 8:20 AM St. Norbert College October 26 th 1:35 PM Carroll University November 1 st 9:15 AM Listen to the announcements for upcoming visits!
    10. 11. COLLEGE FAIRS Wisconsin Take advantage of a great opportunity to see almost 200 colleges on one night and at one location! New Berlin West High School Monday, October 10 th 6:30-8:30 PM Arrowhead High School Tuesday, October 11 th 6:30-8:30 PM Franklin High School Wednesday, October 12 th 6:30-8:30 PM Register at www.wefs.org/registration BEFORE you come. National Sunday, October 9 th 12:00 – 3:30 PM Frontier Airlines Center (formally Midwest) Register at www.gotomyncf.com
    11. 12. SENIOR YEAR COUNTS!!! Changing to a less rigorous schedule can jeopardize your admissibility or offer of admission. Academic performance will be evaluated and declining grades may be cause for revoking admission.
    12. 13. Scholarships <ul><li>Investigate scholarships opportunities throughout your senior year. Scholarship information is available on our web site </li></ul><ul><li>www.muskegonorway.org </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate each college’s scholarship process as well. </li></ul>
    13. 15. Financial Aid Info Evening <ul><li>For seniors and their parents </li></ul><ul><li>December 6 th at 6:30 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>At the PAC </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible after Jan.1 st , 2012 at www.fafsa.ed.gov </li></ul>
    14. 16. COLLEGE GOAL WISCONSIN <ul><li>Sat Feb. 18 th UW-Waukesha 2:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>For information and participating locations visit: www.collegegoalwi.org </li></ul>
    15. 18. Start EARLY to stay ahead!

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