Central Wisconsin Christian School

Where Christ is Central

College Information


Bucky's Tuition Promise

UW-Madison’s 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 of the cost of tuition and segregated fees. We feel that one of the best parts of this new initiative is that 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 do 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 (since students are receiving college credit for them is at the expense of the family.)  Tuition for course from Dordt College is $495 for a 3 credit course. (That is $165 per credit).  Requirements for each student to take these courses would be a high school junior or senior with a gp 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 Grant to students from CWC who attend Marian college and meet the criteria.  This is a great way to help students afford a values-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 on the left to 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 some of the following links don't work, please let Mrs. Schouten know. Also, if you need help to set 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 on 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 wan them submitted, or click here for a grid of where teachers could email their letters of recommendations.

  • University of Wisconsin System

    Too many to list here, please visit site or pick up copy from Mrs. Schouten. 

  • UW Schools - Visiting
  • UW Schools - Applying Online
  • UW Schools - Admissions Guidelines
  • Bellin college

    Healthcare Collge:  Offers degrees in nursing, Radiologic sciences and Sonography.  Lots of hands on practice, no waiting list. Direct Program Entry. 

  • Calvin College (Some Travel Expenses Covered)

    Click the link to the left for information regarding visiting Calvin. There is also an online registration for Friday’s at Calvin or group visits.  Some dates fill fast, please register 10 days prior to arrival. Meeting and seeing student life is not an option on Saturdays. To set up a visit date either see Mrs. Schouten or click on the links to the left.  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 at the left to see the dates or to register for one of them or call 1-800-787-9778.

  • Dordt College

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

  • Grand Canyon University

    To visit click here.

  • Northwestern College (IA)

    Click the link at the left 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 p.m., and staying overnight in the residence halls.

  • Northwestern College (MN)

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

  • Taylor University

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

  • Trinity Christian College

    Click the link at the left for many different 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 at the left for information regarding scheduled activities and events.


Additional Informational Websites:

Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, 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.  A few of the key features on the page:

  - Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
  - Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning
  - Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution

Wisconsin College Affordability Guide and 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 4 Year Colleges in the US