University of Wisconsin-Madison

Precollege Student Information | Admissions and Recruitment | University of Wisconsin-Madison

Precollege Student Information | Admissions and Recruitment | University of Wisconsin-Madison

8th - 11th graders

Pre-College Student Information

Sometimes the hardest part of planning is figuring out where to start! Getting ready for college takes time and thought. You need to consider what you want to study, your career goals, the type of college experience you want, and what it’s going to take to become a competitive applicant.

Let us help you start your planning with the following resources:

Join Our Mailing List

Register as a prospective student and we’ll send you general information about UW–Madison and keep you updated on current events. If you need information for a class project, consider reading our current viewbook online.

Plan Your Course Work

Be sure to take courses that will prepare you for college. Select a curriculum that will challenge and interest you. You should take 4–5 academic courses each year, and take accelerated, honors, or advanced classes as appropriate for you.

Schedule a Visit

The sooner you can visit the better. It’s the best way to get a feel for campus and to understand the Wisconsin Experience.

Consider Costs & Financial Aid

It’s never too early to start creating a financial plan for college. Start discussing college costs with your family and explore our financial aid and scholarship information.

Attend a College Fair

Most students begin attending college fairs during their junior year.

 

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