New Online Tool to Help Wyoming Students Prepare for College
February 6, 2013 — Students in Wyoming can now access a newly re-launched online resource to help them plan and prepare for college: www.WYO4ed.org.
WYO4ed offers interactive tools to help students understand the Hathaway scholarship and “Success Curriculum;” explore what majors and careers may fit their interests; and identify pre-college programs across Wyoming, says Michael Wade, associate director of Student Educational Opportunity at the University of Wyoming.
“It also breaks down the sometimes confusing college preparation process into manageable pieces by providing information on applying to and finding financial aid for college, with information specific to all Wyoming community colleges and the University of Wyoming,” Wade says.
WYO4ed provides detailed “to do” lists targeted at all grade levels, starting with middle school, to help students and parents stay on track in preparing for college. This includes information that concerns the EXPLORE-PLAN-ACT testing sequence, guidance on planning campus visits and completing college prep coursework in high school, saving money for college, and applying for scholarships.
WYO4ed even delivers grade specific newsletters with critical college planning information to the inboxes of any parent or student who joins the site’s email community.
Created and maintained by the Pipeline Development Committee of UW’s Enrollment Management Council, WYO4ed is a collaboration among UW, Wyoming’s community colleges and the Wyoming Department of Education. It is one of 10 statewide initiatives funded by the Wyoming College Access Challenge Grant, a U.S. Department of Education grant program intended to increase college access among underrepresented students, with a priority on low-income students and families.
Questions or comments about the site can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.