TRIO CONNECT

Connecting students to post-secondary education

Hello TRIO Talent Search Juniors and Seniors

Welcome to the December edition of TRIO Connect. This month we will cover the following topics:

  • When should you take the ACT?
  • What it take to be successful in college!
  • Financial Aid information
  • Scholarships

When should you take the ACT?

In general the choice of when and how many times to take the ACT is a personal one. Your ACT score is an important part of your college application and you should give some thought to registration and preparation now. For juniors in Wisconsin you will take the ACT as your standardized 11th grade test. This will be an official ACT and can be used for admission to college.


In addition to the state test on March 1st there are several other options for you to take the test.

February 6, 2016 - Registration due January 8, 2016

April 9, 2016 - Registration due March 4, 2016

June 11, 2016 - Registration due May 6, 2015


As Talent Search Advisors we recommend that you take the test at least two times. Lucky for you.....you can do that for free! One of the perks of being a Talent Search student is having access to take the ACT two times at no cost. Since the March ACT will be paid for by the state you can use our waivers to take it two additional times! That is 3 ACT tests at no cost to you!


If you are confused about when to take it and how to register talk with your Talent Search Advisor. Also be on the look-out for practice sessions coming soon!

Successful College Academics

Click above to view a presentation on being successful in college.

Financial Aid Season is coming......

The end of the calendar year is approaching and with it comes financial aid season. For college bound students this is the next step in making your dream a reality. The video below gives a great overview of the process and types of aid available. While the process may seem overwhelming keep in mind that your TRIO Advisors are here to help.
Types of Federal Student Aid

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, Jan. 7th 2016 at 5:30-7:30pm

Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School Library

Financial Aid information for families

Free money for college!

Yes, you read that right you can get free money for college. What's the catch? You have to apply for it! Many students decide that applying for scholarships is just too much work so they don't do it. While there is work involved the payout can be substantial if you take the time to do them right. Spend a few hours a week now researching and planning out your scholarship applications. Touch base with your school counselor to find out the process for local scholarships. Talk to you family about scholarship offered by the places the work or do business. Set aside time as if it were a job to complete the applications. Your Talent Search Advisors are happy to help with applications or proofing your essays. The money will be awarded to somebody! Up your chance of it being YOU by actually applying!