Current Community Events

Register now for Spring 2019 Laker Playgroup. This hands-on play group meets on Wednesdays starting January 23 through May 15 from 9-11 a.m.

Register today.

The ULS Fine Arts Department will perform “Guys and Dolls” February 15-17 and 26-28. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 21.

Personal Tours are also available any time. Contact Mrs. Angie Wenger, Director of Admissions at (262) 367-6011, ext. 1455 or angie.wenger@universitylake.org to schedule a tour.

Current Community Events

PERSONALIZED COLLEGE PLACEMENT

  • 100% College Acceptance Rate

  • 255 hours spent with ULS College Counselor

  • The Class of 2018 secured more than $3.9 million dollars in academic scholarships, an average of $157,880 per student.

Above all else, University Lake School is a college preparatory school. Our college placement program is personalized for every student and their family. A student’s college selection is an individualized choice, and ULS strives to find the optimal school for each of our students based on a variety of student-centered factors. The college selection process is not diluted to arbitrary school rankings. Instead, our college guidance counselor works diligently to help your child find the “best fit” college placement by spending an average of 255 contact hours with each student during their Upper School experience.

ONE-ON-ONE COLLEGE COUNSELING

Mr. Joseph Niemczyk leads the ULS College Placement Program starting with our Middle School students and continuing through the Upper School. Mr. Niemczyk is extremely dedicated to helping each student discover his or her passion, find the right school “fit,” navigate the application process, and earn acceptance to a college where he or she will succeed and be challenged.

Mr. Niemczyk holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Carroll University. He has personally visited more than 300 colleges and universities across the continental United States.

Milestones for ULS College Placement

9th Grade

  • Introduction to high school transcript and resume
  • Write a letter of advice to yourself as a college freshman

10th Grade

  • Critically review 9th grade academic record
  • Preview and goal set for 10th grade year
  • Review Covey’s key concepts of The Highly Effective Teen
  • Speak to college admissions counselors onsite at ULS
  • Participate in October ACT practice test
  • Attend ULS college breakfast with parents in February
  • Analyze performance of first half of high school career and establish benchmarks and goals for second half

11th Grade

  • Attend local college fairs and speak with the many college admissions counselors who frequently visit ULS
  • Practice test prep strategies
  • Take the PSAT in October
  • Attend the ULS college breakfast with parents in February
  • Complete a college planning self-audit
  • Investigate the inner workings of several college admissions offices
  • Generate a college comparison spreadsheet
  • Gather and organize resume items
  • Contract for faculty college recommendations
  • Establish short- and long-range plans for summer college search
  • Brainstorm and organize ideas for the application essay
  • Attend college essay-writing workshop in June

12th Grade

  • Attend local college fairs and speak with the many college admissions counselors who frequently visit ULS
  • Establish a timeline for the college application process
  • Generate a college short-list
  • Create a resume
  • Draft final copies of college application and scholarship essays
  • Examine financial aid opportunities and procedures
  • Discuss the final college choice process
  • Identify and review college transition and survival skills

 

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