What is Pre-College Programming?
Pre-College programming is designed to help area youth in their college preparation. UW-Sheboygan offers a number of different opportunities:
Why is Pre-College Programming Important?
Pre-College outreach programs and schools share the same missions of preparing students for success. The result is typically the success of a limited number of students, while others in need are left to fend for themselves.
Rigorous Academic preparation, long-term relationships, supportive peer groups, financial assistance, cultural sensitivity-- these are some of the factors that characterize the most successful pre-college outreach programs, programs that are substantially increasing the college-going rates of students under-represented in higher education.
Our Pre-College Advisor serves as liaison to first-generation college students and others, assisting them in bridging the gap between achievement in high school to students successful performance at the college level at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan. They also serve as a resource for high school and middle school personnel in matters related to students’ preparation.
Pre-College Programming for High School Students
The UW-Sheboygan Pre-College Program is designed for under-represented youth in grades 9-12. This free program focuses on college preparation. Students work closely with UW-Sheboygan students who serve as mentors.
- focus on personal and school needs
- receive information on financial aid, college and career exploration, and
- enjoy personal development during monthly workshops.
Participants will increase self-confidence, learn how to handle new challenges, build study skills and discover how education fits into their future.
If you want answers to questions like these:
Am I smart enough for college?
How does college work?
What is college life like?
Then you need to join a UW-Sheboygan Pre-College Program!
The UW-Sheboygan campus has made a concerted effort to host groups of middle school students for the purpose of college and career exploration since at least 2002. At first, UW-S invited two or three groups of local middle school students to the campus each year to participate in a half day of activities and to expose them to our campus.
More recently, in 2008, the largest local school district (Sheboygan Area School District) mandated that all of their 8th graders spend one day per year in career exploration activities. Students from all three of the large area middle schools spend a half-day at UW-S. Students from other districts can come as well. Student Affairs staff will rotate the students through three different career- and education-related activities and provide a tour of the campus.
Please contact Elisa Waltz at email@example.com or call (920) 459-5956 for more information.