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Badger Precollege

Badger Precollege provides academic precollege programs for elementary, middle and high school students to explore the UW–Madison campus while pursuing their interests in the fields of music, art, STEM, recreation and more. We introduce students to the college environment and promote lifelong learning by offering programming to students throughout their K-12 experience. In addition to being immersed in the college experience, our students benefit from interacting with UW–Madison’s outstanding facilities, resources and faculty. As an integral part of our mission, we strive to bring underrepresented students to campus through scholarship opportunities, partner organizations and culturally aware curricula.


Christopher Pevey Harry,
Assistant Dean, Badger Precollege

What We Do

  • Facilitate immersion into the Badger experience
  • Run residential and commuter academic precollege programs
  • Prepare students for the college admissions process
  • Provide scholarship opportunities for students with financial need
  • Community engagement
  • Precollege outreach fairs
  • Design precollege programs and opportunities

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Read Badger Precollege Stories

Collage of outstretched hand and graduation cap with dollar sign. Help available for low-income students

Explore educational resources and financial aid options for low-income students, including scholarships, state aid, online education and more.

Visiting International Student Program celebrates 10 years of global connection

In recognition of its 10-year anniversary, VISP hosted a four-day celebration with program alumni, faculty and staff in activities ranging from a Badger football game to a dinner reception.

Music theory expert Jamie Henke receives UW System’s Underkofler teaching award

Henke, a distinguished faculty associate in Continuing Studies and the Mead Witter School of Music, brings a learn-by-doing approach to classes such as Create Your Own Music.

Badger Herald: UW summer programs help first-year students transition

UW-Madison’s Summer Term programs allows incoming first-years to get oriented to the college experience, as reported in the Badger Herald.

Summer Music Clinic celebrates 90 years of music and memory making

Students in band, chorus, jazz ensemble, musical theater, and orchestra have fun while pursing their passion.

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