Counselor Connection

Preparing for college & career - February Issue

Need to complete your FAFSA for college?

Attend a FREE virtual FAFSA support session offered by College Goal Wisconsin. Priority deadlines for many colleges are coming up soon and much funding is first come first serve!

You must Pre-Register for an event
Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 4th at 11:30 am
Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 pm

Course Requests for 2021-2022 School Year

Student course request cards were due on Friday, January 31st. Counselors have been working hard to enter course requests. If you have questions about your student's schedule, please contact their counselor!
Looking for meaningful summer work?

Attendance at an open interview meeting and application due March 26th

AASPIRE Internship

Do you have a high school grad who is currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college and will be in Madison this summer? If so, encourage them to apply! Applications open March 1st

JUNIORS: Set up your Post High School Planning meeting now!

Its not to late to sign up for your Junior Conference! Discuss post high school plans, ensure you are on track for graduation, talk about meaningful things to do this summer to explore colleges, volunteer, explore a career interest and more!







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Summer Science Research Internship Program

Open to current 11th grade students. Application due February 12th

Seniors-The Rest is for You!

Tackle your Post-high school To-Do list. Here are some ideas to get you started

  • Complete your applications and/or verify all required materials were received. Some colleges need ACT score(s) but all will need your high school transcript, and application. Some colleges require other materials as well. Check your student account for each college to make sure everything is submitted and find out what your next steps are (ex. set up online account, complete housing contract, confirm your enrollment, sign up for placement tests, admitted student events, and orientation)
  • Sign up to take Placement Exams.
  • Scholarships - Check out the scholarships on Xello, each of your colleges scholarship offerings, and scholarship search engines like and Scholly
  • FAFSA - This is where the bulk of your financial aid will come from. New this year, FAFSA is based off your 2019 taxes, so do not wait to submit this application or you could miss out on valuable aid. Students will need to create an FSA ID as will their parent/guardian. FREE support is also available. See your counselor for more information.
  • Check out each of your school's Cost of Attendance information so you are aware of real costs (google COA then your college's name).
  • Apply for a job and save money for life after high school
UW Campuses Still Taking Applications!

Call 800.442.6459 or email with questions about the application process, or find more information here.

Placement testing for UW System Schools

Attending a UW System School? You must take Placement Exams. Registration opens February 1st

Need to make changes to your already submitted UW Systems Application?

Changes can be made to a submitted application by sending an email to the admissions office including your full name, date of birth, and the change you would like made. This is the case for everything from edits of typos to course schedule changes in your senior year of high school.

Need help with a Madison College application?

Complete the form to get some support!!

Univ of Minnesota Share My App Program

Students who applied to University of Minnesota Twin Cities can apply to Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester for Free! Click the link for more details

Looking for Scholarships?

Attending Madison College? Apply for Scholars of Promise!

Madison College Scholars of Promise is a program providing financial aid, advising and support

After creating your Madison College student account, complete and submit all materials by April 1st, 2019

Talk with your counselor to find out more.

Dr. James Allen Memorial Peace Scholarship

Madison Veterans for Peace offers a $1,000 scholarship to a Madison public high school senior who plans to attend Madison College in the Fall and who writes the best original essay on the topic “Why Violence is Never a Solution.” Deadline: May 3rd

11th & 12th Grade College Bound Athletes & NCAA

Students who plan to participate in Division I or II collegiate athletics during college, must complete an NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse form. Students should register at the end of their junior year, work with their counselor and coach.

SENIORS & School Email

Seniors: Do not use school email for ANY matters related to life after high school.

Examples: college apps, parchment account, ACT, FAFSA, scholarship applications, etc

**School Email becomes inaccessible to graduates 2 wks after graduation