All students considering a two or four-year college experience are reminded to take the ACT test during their junior year. Students can register for the ACT at
. When registering, students
need the HUHS school code, which is 500-850. Please remember to check the website to see if the college(s) your son or daughter is considering requires or recommends the ACT writing test. The test fee for the ACT is $52.00 and the ACT with Writing is $68.00. If you feel you cannot afford the test fee, please ask your child’s counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver.
HUHS is an ACT test center for most testing dates. The test dates for the 2019-20 school year are:
October 26, 2019 December 14, 2019 February 8, 2020 (NOT at HUHS)
April 4, 2020 June 13, 2020 July 18, 2020
Note: Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on March 3 (no cost to the student on March 3). When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 8 or April 4 ACT, it may be best for students to take the March 3 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June or July based upon March results.
Wisconsin College Fair
The Wisconsin Education Fair is coming to Arrowhead High School on Tuesday, October 15, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Over 100 different colleges, universities, technical schools, trade schools, and military representatives are available to provide information to interested students. Go to
to register for a bar code that allows you to speak longer to a representative and not have to fill out any of the information cards at the table.
College Application Tip
Save the speech. Tell the tale. No need to stress out about the college application essay or be nervous if you think of it as a conversation or a story about yourself. You aren’t giving a speech to thousands of people but someone in the Admissions Office who really wants to hear it! The essay is a story that means something to you and if you are able to convey that meaning to Admissions, you’ve done the job.
If you’d like help with your college essay, English teachers are available in the Writing Center during 5
period Flex Tuesday through Thursday. Ms. Yu is available during Resource
in the Writing Center Tuesday through Friday.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 school year launched, October 1. The FAFSA assesses family finances to help determine your ability to pay for college.
The FAFSA is your primary tool to qualify for federal programs such as Pell grants, work-study programs, and loans. States and colleges also use the FAFSA to qualify students for local financial aid, as well as for school grants and scholarships
UW HELP – October Online Office Hours
UW HELP will be hosting several online office hours this month. During these sessions, staff will walk through a few areas of the University of Wisconsin application where students may encounter issues. After that, UW HELP staff will open up the chat to answer specific student questions about their application. The online office hours will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and a link to access them will be posted on
Here are the dates for October:
Tuesday, October 15th
Tuesday, October 22nd
Tuesday, October 29th