Current Community Events

Join us Thursday, April 19 in the Thekla P. Brumder Gallery in the Fine Arts Building from 6:30-8 p.m. for the fourth annual Gallery Night. Enjoy the inspiring artwork and photography on display from our US students.

Registration is open for the Performing Arts Summer Series, “A Musical Theatre Review.” Classes begin June 18 and a final performance will be held Friday, July 27.

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Summer enrichment, tutoring and camp registration is open now. We offer many options for JK4 through 12th grades.

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Personal Tours are also available any time. Contact Mrs. Deb Smith, Director of Admissions at (262) 367-6011, ext. 1455 or deb.smith@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 2017 secured over $6.4 million dollars in academic scholarships, an average of $214,565 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

Voted 2007 Wisconsin College Counselor of the Year, Mr. Michael Dolan has been leading the ULS College Placement Program for 25 years. He has personally visited over 500 colleges and universities across the continental United States. Mr. Dolan is extremely passionate and dedicated to helping every student earn acceptance to a college where they will succeed and be challenged.

ULS is expanding our College Counseling Program for the 2016-17 school year with the addition of Mr. Joseph Niemczyk. Mr. Niemczyk holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Carroll University. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Niemczyk as our newest college counselor.

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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