Pre-College Program

Am I smart enough for college?
How does college work?
What’s college like?

Find the answers to these questions and more by joining the Pre-College program at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County!

The Pre-College program, which is free, combines educational mentoring with fun activities to help multicultural and disadvantaged middle and high school students prepare for college.

Students joining the program will have the opportunity to focus on personal and school needs. They’ll increase self-confidence, handle new challenges, build study skills and discover how education fits into their future.

School Year Activities

During the school year, students meet once a week for two hours. Here they’ll work one-on-one with trained college students and staff, who help with homework and teach study skills. Students can also play volleyball or basketball in the UWMC fieldhouse, and will take interesting field trips to visit other college campuses.

Summer Activities

The summer program is aimed at preparing students for success in college and in a future career. Students in the program will take introductory college courses designed to increase reading, writing and critical thinking skills. These classes are taught by the same UWMC faculty and staff who teach college level courses, so students taking the classes will be challenged, and get hands-on experience and personal attention from the teachers. At the end of the session, students go on a fun field trip to explore how college classes apply in the real world.

Pre-College Program Brochure & Application


Patti Thwaits
Academic Advisor