College, Career and General Information

College Information

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UW System

APPLY NOW: link to the online UW system application.

UW HELP: Information about the 2 and 4 year UW system schools.

UW MAJORS: Discover which campus has the major you are looking for.

TRANSFER: Information regarding transferring within the UW system.

UWL: La Crosse, WI

TechCollege System

TECH COLLEGE: Looking for a high-skill job around the state, then check out the Tech College system.

WESTERN: La Crosse, WI

MATC: Madison, WI

Private Colleges

INFO: General info on financial aid and online applications for private colleges.

VITERBO: La Crosse, WI

Minnesota Colleges

INFO: For the Minnesota State College system.

WINONA: Winona, MN

UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA: Information and applications to the U of M and its campuses.

Community College Information

COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Information on Community Colleges nation-wide.


Career Information

CAREER LOCKER (formerly WisCareers): Career exploration program, password available from your counselor.

WI CAREER CLUSTERS: Information about career cluster and educational programs throughout the state

CAREER VOYAGES: Information about in-demand jobs and education/skills required to obtain them.

OCCUPATIONAL HANDBOOK: Career information distributed by the government that includes job search tips and job market info for each state.

WORKFORCE CONNECTIONS: Connecting people to work and training.

WORKNET: Wisconsin’s workforce and job market information system.

NONTRADITIONAL: Information about Nontraditional Careers provided by Western Technical College.

EXPLORING CAREERS: The Bureau of Labor Statistics career information exploration website.

JOBCORPS: A career and education training program for 16-24 year olds who meet income requirements.

MILITARY: Click on a branch for more information.


General Information

NCAA: Division I or II athletics at the college level need to register through this site for eligibility.

KNOWHOW2GO: Tips for preparing for college.

GEARING UP: Info on getting ready for college and what classes to take in high school.

STUDENTAID.ED.GOV: Designed to be the How to web guide for planning to go to college.

FASTWEB: Scholarship search, college search, advice, and more.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS: Recommended minimum credits for UW system freshmen admission.

CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS: Requirements for admission specifically for each UW campus

COLLEGE SEARCH: Search colleges by location, keyword, major, size, sport, or GPA.

CAMPUS TOURS: See virtual tours of campuses across the nation.

RECIPROCITY: WI and MN Reciprocity agreement application.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: All males who reach age 18 must register with Selective Service.

Websites to Help Prepare & Apply for College


    Information about ACT testing and registration materials for upcoming test dates. Includes resources for students and parents.

 America’s Career Info Net

    Explore careers, take interest assessments, look at wage and employment trends, occupational requirements; one of the most extensive career resource libraries online.

 Campus Explorer

    College search engine for trade schools, community colleges, 4-year colleges, and graduate schools with over 8,000 colleges in the database. Provides information about tuition, ratings, and programs.

 Campus Tours

    Virtual tours of hundreds of campuses nationwide.  May not provide virtual tours for all colleges.

 College Board Online

    Information about SAT, free SAT practice, PSAT/NMSQT, AP testing, and ACCUPLACER tests. Includes financial aid, scholarship, college and major searches.  

 College Navigator

    College selection tool helps find any school in the country.  Narrow search by state, institution, and major.  Se disponible en espanol.

 CollegeNET College Search

    Customize your college search by clicking on the Options button. Narrow your search by institution type, tuition, enrollment, state, and sports offered.

 Common Application

    Common college application for more that 400 selective, independent colleges and universities.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  This is the site to apply for financial aid online. Se disponible en espanol.


    Search for over 1.5 million scholarships local and nationwide.  Also provides college search according to interest and budget.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

    HACU represents more than 300 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain.

 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

    The website for the 100+ historically black colleges and universities sorted by state, size, tuition, conference, and ranking.

 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

    The NCAA websites provides important information for student athletes and educators about NCAA requirements and playing sports in college.


    Provides information about colleges & universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.

 Princeton Review

    Offers information about colleges and universities, careers, and test preparation. Provides admissions counseling, homework help, and practice tests (some free, some for a fee).


    Search colleges, stats, reviews, and scholarships. Provides information about 7,000 colleges and 3.6 million scholarships.

 U.S. Department of Education’s Publication

    Many publications, PowerPoint presentations, and posters about financial aid and college preparation.  Se disponible en espanol.

U.S. News Education

    Resource for college application process, school selection, financial aid, test prep, admissions, applications, campus visits, and tuition.