UW-Washington County is hosting two College Preview sessions this spring. High school juniors and seniors and their parents as well as returning adult students are welcome to attend. The sessions are designed to answer questions about college – including the admission process, financial aid and scholarships. The sessions are planned for Thursday, March 17 and Tuesday, April 19 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Admission is free, but reservations are needed at least two days prior to the event. To reserve seats phone Student Affairs at 262-335-5201.
Over 1,100 students attend UW-Washington County from five area counties. In addition to substantial tuition savings, attending a small campus has other advantages, including:
- A small campus may give you the opportunity to work directly with a professor in research or other project in your freshman or sophomore year. At a larger school, those opportunities usually go to upper-classmen.
- Most classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, so you have more direct contact with the real experts. At UW-WC, for example, about 85 percent of faculty members have a Ph.D. or equivalent.
- You have a better chance of becoming a leader in campus organizations. Research shows that the more you are involved in campus activities, the better your odds of staying in school and graduating. It looks good on your resume, too.
- Studying is different in college, as generations of freshmen have discovered. A smaller campus has people to help you learn how to study at the college level before you fall behind.
College Preview sessions are intended for students who are considering attending UW-Washington County as well as other Wisconsin universities. The two-hour sessions include presentations from Interim Dean Alan Paul Price, Kim Schwamn, Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs as well as Library staff, and faculty members. Information about athletics, student government, and student organizations is also presented. Following a question/answer session, a campus tour is available, which includes the Collins Science building and expanded Fine Arts area.
The University of Wisconsin-Washington County is located at 400 University Drive (off Hwy. 33 West) in West Bend. It is the fifth largest of the 13 UW – Colleges, offering the first two years of study in over 200 majors and your best start on a bachelor’s degree, which can lead to unlimited career opportunities. In addition, eight collaborative bachelor degree programs are available through UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Platteville.