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BUCKY'S TUITION PROMISE

UW-Madison has made a commitment to guarantee secondary education access and affordability, particularly for Wisconsin residents. Bucky’s Tuition Promise (BTP) commits to providing some of our most financially vulnerable students and families with the opportunity to attend UW-Madison without concern for the cost of tuition and segregated fees. We feel that one of the best parts of this new initiative is the clarity and simplicity of the criteria and commitment - if an incoming student’s household adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than or equal to $56K, we’ll ensure that tuition and segregated fees are paid with gift aid (i.e. scholarships and grants).

 

UW STOUT NO FEE APPLICATION WEEK

During the weeks of Oct 1 through October 12 students can apply to UW Stout without having to pay a fee!  Click here for more information.

 

DORDT COLLEGE DUAL CREDIT CLASSES

For students who wish to earn college credit while in high school, this is a great opportunity to take college courses that are taught from a Christian perspective that we highly value at Central Wisconsin Christian.  For a list of current classes offered visit www.dordt.edu/online. Tuition for these classes is at the expense of the family. Tuition for courses from Dordt College is $495 for a 3-credit course. ($165 per credit).  Requirements for each student to take these courses would be a high school junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite of at least 19.

 

MARIAN COLLEGE OFFERS CWC TUITION GRANT

Marian College individually offers $11,000 tuition grants to students from CWC who attend Marian college and meet the criteria.  This is a great way to help students afford a value-based, liberal arts education, located in a safe community.  Marian College has students with diverse backgrounds and interests from 18 states and 12 different countries. 

 

UW SYSTEMS REGIONAL PLACEMENT TESTING

Registration for Math, English, and Foreign Language Regional Placement Testing for next year’s college Freshmen opens February 1. You’ll be able to find the updated schedule, contact list, and FAQ document at: testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/regionaltesting.html.  For most of the UW Campuses, Freshmen will be required to take a placement test for Math and English (Foreign Language Placement Test is optional).  At UW Green Bay, Superior and Whitewater, your ACT subscores will be used for English placement, but you will still need to take a placement test for Math.  

The battery of placement tests includes Math, English and your choice of Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish).  Please refer to the information you received from the campus you will be attending about which tests you must take and the length of time needed between when you test and when you can attend your advising session. This is very important because several campuses will require your placement test results before you can register for classes. Some campuses require you to complete your tests 1-2 weeks before advising. Important Note: You will need to bring a government-issued photo ID (your high school ID will suffice as long as it has your entire name and a photo) to the testing site.

If you have any questions about this process see Mrs. Schouten. She may also be able to locate some practice tests for you.

 

COLLEGE VISIT AND ONLINE REGISTRATION LINKS

To help you with this process there are a few links below you may be interested in. Click on the college name links view their visit day schedules. Most colleges require that you register online to attend one of their visit days. It is a good idea to start looking at dates as your fall work and activities schedules fill up fast!

If you need help setting up a college visit, please see Mrs. Schouten

​For Students attending any of the UW Wisconsin Schools and working on completing the online application - there are many videos at www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/videos that may answer your questions. If you need to send a letter of recommendation to a UW school, first visit this site to see how they want them submitted, or click here for a grid of where teachers could email their letters of recommendations.

 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM
Visiting
Applying Online
Admissions Guidelines

 

BELLIN COLLEGE

Healthcare college offering degrees in nursing, Radiologic sciences, and sonography.  Lots of hands on practice, no waiting list. Direct program entry. 

 

CALVIN COLLEGE (Some Travel Expenses Covered)

To set up a visit date either see Mrs. Schouten or click on the link.  You may also email them at fridays@calvin.edu or call (616)526-8421 or (800)688-0122.

 

CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY

Cornerstone has many special visit days for prospective students. Click the link to see the dates and register or call (800)787-9778.

 

DORDT COLLEGE

Dordt has many special visit days for prospective students. Click the link to see the dates and then complete an online registration form for your visit.

 

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

 

NOTHWESTERN COLLEGE (IA)

Click the link to view visit day options as well as register online for your visit.  Monday Preview Days allow you the option of coming on Sunday evening, attending Praise & Worship at 9 pm, and staying overnight in the residence halls.

 

NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE (MN)

Click the link to view some campus visit events or to register for an individual personal day.

 

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Click the link to see opportunities to visit Taylor and to register for your visit or individual personal day.

 

TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Click the link for many opportunities for visiting on special visit days, personal visit days, or parent visit days. There will also be online registration links to sign up to visit.

 

MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Click the link for information regarding scheduled activities and events.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES

Affordable Colleges Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families. They recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Wisconsin that offer online college programs.  Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions.  Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students.  This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS.  

 

WISCONSIN COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY GUIDE & AFFORDABLE ONLINE COLLEGES IN WISCONSIN

COMMON APPLICATION MISTAKES
This websites contains information to consider when completing college applications.

LINKS TO ALL COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN THE US

LINKS TO ALL FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES IN THE US