All 2024 and 2025 Menomonie High School students who are on track to graduate are eligible. Students are encouraged to meet with an MHS guidance counselor to opt in and talk about next steps. Participation is open until Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
Students, families and supporters may speak with MHS guidance counselors about participation or may reach out to UW-Stout Admissions Counselor Abbie Hartung at email@example.com or call or text 715-232-3199 with questions.
Partnership supports students, state’s workforce
UW-Stout’s partnership with MHS and the community is committed to meeting the college and career goals of students to increase access and degree completion in Wisconsin.
Ediz Kaykayoglu, vice chancellor for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives, believes UW-Stout is a great opportunity for community members.
“Direct Admissions supports our Menomonie High School and its students, where we create more opportunities for their success and enhance our educational experiences,” he said. “Our polytechnic identity and 99.4% employment rate for graduates are wonderful assets for our students. We make sure students are successful and support the local and state workforce.”
MHS Principal Casey Drake believes that students benefit from the streamlined application process.
“This allows students to have a stress-free experience when determining their application status for an outstanding institution right in their backyard,” Drake said. “Additionally, time is saved so that our students can continue focusing on their high school academics, activities and outside-of-school responsibilities.
“UW-Stout offers a supportive and individualized partnership for the people they serve,” he added. “Identifying and supporting post-secondary goals through the lens of the individual within a streamlined process is important so that additional educational experiences are within students' reach and at an affordable rate. This program is one of the many ways in which this partnership's values are put into real-life practice.”
Students who are admitted through Direct Admission are not committed or required to attend UW-Stout and may decide to attend after the fact.