If someone asked you your top priority right now, wouldn't you say, "The best possible education for my child"? UW HELP understands your concerns and responsibilities as a parent, and has the information you and your child need to make the right decisions for a bright future. Find information on admission guidelines, college costs and financial aid, campus tours, deadlines and more.
Search among more than 4,400 of the UW System's academic programs. Find out which campuses offer the major/s your child is interested in.
You can view academic programs from all 26 UW campuses with our campus catalogs.
Focus on Academics
UW System College Preparatory Requirements
See the types of high school courses that your child will need to take for admission to each UW campus.
Earning College Credit through the Advanced Placement (AP) Program
If you work hard now, you may be able to take AP coursework in high school. Take a look at how you might be able to earn college credit while in high school with AP coursework.
Earning College Credit Through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Some high schools offer IB curriculum. If you attend this type of school, see how you might be able to earn college credit.
Your high school student can get a head start on college now with more than 125 self-paced, online, undergraduate-level courses from UW Independent Learning
Get on Campus
Living on Campus
Find information on how and when to apply for on-campus housing for your child, housing and meal service costs, and more.
You and your child are encouraged to visit UW campuses to see what college is like. Each of the UW System campuses offers guided tours.
Precollege Programs and Summer Camps
Your son or daughter can also check out a UW campus by taking part in a wide variety of on-campus programs for grades Pre K–12. Topics range from academics to sports to drama. (Scholarships are available for students who qualify.)
Resources for Families
Use this interactive Web site to learn the steps to prepare you and your child for college.
Learn all about the Wisconsin Covenant program.
Find programs for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including low-income students, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.
Gearing Up for College Brochure – English
This brochure provides information to help students in grades 7-10 prepare for college.
Gearing Up for College Brochure – Spanish
This Spanish brochure provides information to help students in grades 7-10 prepare for college.
Paying for College
Saving for College
Learn about college costs and how your family can begin saving for college.
Financial aid is money available to assist students and their families with the costs of attending college. Learn where it comes from and how it works.