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Preparing for college & career - October Issue

Looking for a Job?

Participate in a 2 wk pre-employment training followed by a job placement. Application deadline: Oct 9th.

Seniors - get your voice heard in the upcoming election!

If you will be 18 by November 3rd and still need to register to vote attend the following event. A drivers license or State ID are required.

Register to Vote

When: Oct 7th @ 11am

Where: Virtual event - LHS College and Career Center Zoom link posted in Class of 2021 google classroom

Still need a State ID or drivers license? Go to any DMV. There is a temporary location at 1810 South Park St, Suite 205 open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-5 through Dec 29th. Bus routes 4, 5, 13, 16, 18, 44, and 48 pass this location. Click this link to find out what documentation you will need.

Understand the 4 types of Financial Aid

Have 5 minutes? The HEFAR Group provides many mini workshops.

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Earn Micro Scholarships beginning your Freshman Year through Raise.Me

  1. Discover Colleges
  2. Add Your Achievements
  3. Earn Scholarships for Your Achievements
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Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Click here to learn more about Hispanic-Serving Institutions and see how can help you earn money to attend them.
Still not sure where you want to attend college?

Attend the Virtual WI Education Fair Series. Over 150 colleges/universities/military branches and more to explore. Register for the Oct 7th or Nov 8th event

Want to learn more about HBCU's?

Attend one of the virtual HBCU college fairs coming soon to learn more about Historically Black Colleges and Universities and a chance to talk directly with recruiters and reps. Sun Prairie is holding an event on Oct 2nd open to all area high school students. Check out the link to learn more
Struggling financially? Need housing & resources?

Click on this link to find resources for community, housing, health, legal, childcare and more!

Early College Credit

Interested in taking a course at college while in high school? There are some new guidelines, forms, and options to familiarize yourself with.

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 your counselor and coach.

Discover your Major

Unsure which UW campus offers your degree of interest? You can search for majors and fields of study across the entire University of Wisconsin System.

Check out Major Mania!!

Explore Apprenticeship Opportunities!

Find information about local apprenticeship opportunities through the Building Trades Council. Elizabeth Roddy is your first point of contact if you are interested in an apprenticeship. Email her at when you are ready to get started!

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Updates

Priority Deadline: November 1st. Priority consideration for admission, admission to the Univ Honors Prog, and most Univ scholarships is given to students are completed by November 1st.

Regular Deadline: January 1st. Full consideration for admission. Univ Honors Prog admission is on a space-available basis and scholarship consideration is on a funds-available basis.

FAFSA priority deadline: March 1st, 2018. Applying for aid as soon after Oct 1st 2017 is strongly encouraged. This will help to ensure students and families have submitted the info necessary to receive their financial aid award notice as soon as it is available. Univ of Minn will begin sending financial aid award notices to admitted students by early February.

Secondary Admission Programs: Additional Application Materials Required

All college need these three application materials:

Paying for College

Register for a FREE FAFSA Support session here

These events are FREE and students can enter a drawing to win a $1000 scholarship

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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

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