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

ACT http://www.act.org/

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

 America’s Career Info Net http://www.acinet.org

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

 Campus Explorer http://www.campusexplorer.com/

    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 http://www.campustours.com/

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

 College Board Online http://www.collegeboard.org/

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

 College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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

 CollegeNET College Search http://cnsearch.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/CN/index

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

 Common Application http://www.commonapp.org

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

 FAFSA http://www.fafsa.gov/

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

 Fastweb http://www.fastweb.com/

    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) http://www.hacu.net/

    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) http://www.hbcuconnect.com/

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

 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) http://ncaa.org

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

 Peterson’s http://www.petersons.com/

    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 http://www.review.com/

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

 Unigo http://unigo.com

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

 U.S. Department of Education’s Publication http://www.fsapubs.gov/

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

U.S. News Education http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm

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