Mini-Courses GOALS program

Mini-Courses GOALS (Go Out And Learn Something) Program prepares 9th and 10th graders for college and career readiness. Students gain first-hand experience through the GOALS monthly workshops and by visiting college campuses. Each of the workshops is designed with the goal of increasing the students’ knowledge of postsecondary education and how to prepare themselves to apply and enter college. Workshop topics will include postsecondary education options, college majors, financial aid, preparing for college, college applications, campus life, and career exploration.

Visits to accredited postsecondary institutions that offer various degree and certification programs in Wisconsin will expose the students to different degree options and campus settings. Through workshops and campus visits, the students will gain knowledge and experience from various departments, including but not limited to, admissions, financial aid, student support services, student organizations, advisors, multicultural offices, and through other institutional faculty/staff along with Mini-Courses college student workers.

By the end of the semester, students will have compiled a portfolio designed to strengthen knowledge in postsecondary education options, financial aid, and the college application process. Students will complete a career interest inventory and participate in career guidance and counseling.

GOALS has 30 openings per semester for students currently in the 9th and 10th grade. Parents and students will attend an orientation prior to the start of the program. Program fee is $245 for the session. DPI Pre-College Scholarships are available to students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch.

Fall 2023 Program Dates

Registration is closed for Fall

GOALS will take place on select Saturdays from 9:00am-2:00pm (lunch is provided)

Fall Semester Schedule at a Glance
Campus locations are subject to change
Saturday, October 14 Campus Visit: UW Milwaukee (UWM)
Saturday, October 28 Campus Visit: UW Whitewater (UWW)
Saturday, November 4 Campus Visit: Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Saturday, November 18 Campus Visit:  UW Parkside (UWP)
Saturday, December 2 Campus Visit: Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
Saturday, December 9 Campus Visit: Marquette University

Spring 2024 Program Dates

Registration is Open!  
GOALS will take place on select Saturdays from 9:00am-2:00pm.  Lunch and transportation from UWM to the campus visits is provided.  All campus visits will depart from UWM and return to UWM each Saturday.

Spring Semester Schedule at a Glance
Campus locations are subject to change
Saturday, January 20 Campus Visit: UW Milwaukee (UWM)
Saturday, January 27 Campus Visit: Carroll University-Waukesha
Saturday, February 10 Campus Visit: Concordia University
Saturday, February 17 Campus Visit: UW Green Bay (UWGB)
Saturday, March 2 Campus Visit: UW Oshkosh (UW)
Saturday, March 9 Campus Visit: Milwaukee Area Technical College

Eligibility

Students must be in grades 9-10.

Students eligible for free or reduced lunch may apply for the DPI Precollege Scholarship that is included in the GOALS brochure/application. You may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year.

How to Register

Please submit the GOALS application by applying online. If you have any questions please contact Mini-Courses at 414-229-6236 or by email at minicourses@uwm.edu.
Apply for GOALS

Policies and Fees

The cost for the Fall and Spring GOALS program is $245 each session

DPI Precollege Scholarships are available for students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. The DPI Precollege Scholarship is included in the GOALS brochure/application. You may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year.

We accept check or money order made payable to the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee/Mini Courses. Please mail payments to Mini-Courses at the address listed below. If you would prefer to make payment in person, please contact Mini-Courses staff. Thank you.

UWM Mini Courses
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI
53201

Staff

Tricia Maldonado
Pre College Services Manager
414-229-6236
tmpipia@uwm.edu

Quinn McLeese
Pre College Services Advisor
414-251-9301
mcleese@uwm.edu

Contact Us

Email: minicourses@uwm.edu
Telephone: 414-229-6236
Fax: 414-229-3490

Office Location

Mitchell Hall, Room 177
3203 N Downer Ave. Milwaukee WI 53211

Mailing Address

Mini Courses –
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413