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  1. 26 Campuses

  2. Applying to UW System Campuses • Online application available Sept. 1 • Processing begins Sept. 15 for next fall semester • Observe campus priority dates and deadlines

  3. Apply Online • More than 95% of applicants apply online • Link to paper (pdf) at apply.wisconsin.edu

  4. Repeal of Residency Statute §36.27(2)(cr) • 2011-2013 Biennial Budget included a repeal of provision that provides exemption from nonresident tuition for a “person who is a citizen of a country other than U.S.” • Students who begin classes in any term after 7/1/11 are not eligible for nonresident tuition exemption. • Students previously granted exemption from nonresident tuition will no longer be eligible to receive the exemption.

  5. Wisconsin-Minnesota Reciprocity • WI residents will still be able to pay in-state tuition rates if they attend MN state university, college, or technical college • Subsidy still available for students who enroll at MN campuses this year, but discontinued after 2014-2015 school year • More than 10,000 WI residents take advantage of tuition reciprocity program each year

  6. Wisconsin Covenant • The Covenant will sunset this year • Freshmen have until Sept. 30 to sign the Pledge • Print and send form or complete online at www.wisconsincovenant.wi.gov • Pick up posters and bookmarks at the UW HELP table

  7. Wisconsin Covenant • Each school has a designated “primary contact” that the (State) Office of the Wisconsin Covenant communicates with • Primary contact has list of Covenant students in your school • Counsel Covenant students to stay on the college prep track and meet Pledge requirements • Remind Covenant seniors to be attentive to deadlines

  8. Wisconsin Covenant • UW campuses welcomed the first class of Covenant Scholars this fall semester. • UW Wisconsin Covenant coordinator(s) will be available during our break and after the workshop to answer questions • What do UW Wisconsin Covenant coordinators do? • Provide outreach to Covenant students • Create opportunities for Covenant Scholars • Connect Covenant Scholars to campus resources • Assist school counselors in their areas

  9. Wisconsin eTranscript • 122 Wisconsin high schools participating (18%) • 29,858 students among participating schools (39%) • Madison schools will soon be sending eTranscripts • 100% of UWS, WAICU, & WTCS colleges and universities are registered to receive eTranscripts

  10. Wisconsin eTranscript • parchment.com – student site • docufide.com – administrator site

  11. Wisconsin eTranscript High schools encouraged to include fields for: • Wisconsin Student Number (WSN) • Wisconsin Covenant student (yes or no)

  12. Wisconsin eTranscript Implementation fee changes: • Option 1 – High school subsidizes electronic transcripts on an annual basis. Rate is based on senior count. Paper rate remains at $4.25. • Option 2 – Students pay on a per transaction basis ($2.55/eTranscript and $4.25 for paper).

  13. Wisconsin eTranscript WI eTranscript Project Manager Heather Rolloff heather@parchment.com 480-719-1646 Ext.1008

  14. College Goal Wisconsin • Free program to help families complete the FAFSA • February 18-19, 2012 • Scholarship drawing at each site • Provided by WASFAA (Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) and CACG (College Access Challenge Grant) • 29 sites throughout Wisconsin • Sponsored by WASFAA, along with several other partners For location information: visit www.collegegoalwi.org or call 1-866-578-4625

  15. Please Invite Our Target Population to College Goal Wisconsin • Low-income students • Students of color • First-generation students • Adults returning to college • All students and families are welcome

  16. College Goal Wisconsin Saturday SitesFebruary 18, 2012

  17. College Goal Wisconsin Sunday SitesFebruary 19, 2012

  18. Wisconsin Career Pathways • Website launched one year ago • Targeted at WI school counselors and tech prep coordinators to develop Programs of Study (sequences of instruction to prepare students for specific careers) • Interactive student section added • www.wicareerpathways.org

  19. New MajorMania • Hotlinks to campuses • More search options • Easier-to-read results • Option to print results • Methods for calling up previous searches • Ways to compare academic programs

  20. KnowHow2GOWisconsin • Effort to motivate disadvantaged 8th-10th graders to prepare for college • UW HELP distributing promotional materials • Let us know if there are items you would like • www.knowhow2gowisconsin.org

  21. Revised Counselors Page at UW HELP Online • Considered evaluations completed last year • uwhelp.wisconsin.edu • Click “counselors” tab • Streamlined counselors page to make it easier to identify topics • Materials request form

  22. Wisconsin Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) Member Services • Professional Development • Continuing Education Credits • Leadership • Networking • ListServ • Web site: www.wacac.com • Mentorship program • Milwaukee National College Fair • Greater Milwaukee College Workshop

  23. We HELP you and you HELP us! • Please return next year - with your bag • Proof of attendance forms available • Materials request form (available here today or online) • Email us at uwhelp@uwex.edu if you would like to receive the ByLine • Please complete online evaluation