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Wisconsin Education Fairs - Local college fair programs. Participant list provides links to regional post-secondary institutions.
The University of Wisconsin System  - Information about Wisconsin's public universities, links to online applications.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
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Peterson's - College search financial aid, test prep, online applications, study abroad programs, books and guides to purchase)
U.S. News - College search based on important criteria identified by student.
College Board College Search - Use MatchMaker to generate a list of colleges that match your preferences or use QuickFinder to research a college that you already have in mind.
College Week Live - A free virtual college fair that meets entirely online. Hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting their schools.
Campus Tours - Online source for virtual college tours, interactive maps, college web cams, QuickTime VR tours, campus movies and pictures.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Volunteer Match - Many colleges love volunteer/community work. Here is a site that can match your interests with opportunities to volunteer.
Common Application
for 2013-14 applications.



Instructions. The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so. (The application won't accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?

Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?

Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

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