Middle School Students
It's great that you are thinking about college already! You may have heard this, and it's definitely true—it's never too early to start planning for college. Talk with parents, counselors, and other adults about your plans for college. They can help you make it happen! Share these links with adults who can help you stay on the right path to college.
Wisconsin Education Fairs
WEFs take place in many locations around the state each fall. Find someone who will take you there, and talk with representatives from many different colleges and universities.
There are a lot of choices! MajorMania allows you or your parents to search for academic programs offered throughout the UW System.
Focus on Academics
UW System College Preparatory Requirements
See the types of high school courses that UW System campuses require for admission.
Earning College Credit in High School
Learn how high school students can take college classes at UW System campuses.
Earning College Credit through the Advanced Placement (AP) Program
High school is not far off! 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.
Get on Campus
Precollege Program Directory
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 may be available for students who qualify.)
Visit UW campuses to see what college is like. Each of the UW System campuses offers guided tours.
Use this interactive Web site to learn the steps to prepare for college.
Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs
WEOP provides services for middle school students preparing for college.
TRIO Programs in the UW System
Find programs for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including low-income students, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.
Learn all about the Wisconsin Covenant and sign the pledge in your 8th grade year.
Gearing Up For College Brochure
This brochure provides information to help students in grades 7-10 prepare for college.
Spanish Gearing up for College Brochure
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 you and your family can begin saving for college.
Financial Aid Process
Financial aid is money available to assist students with the costs of attending college. Learn where it comes from and how it works.