College Preparation

Transitioning from High School to College can be an intimidating process, and MHSA is here to help. Many of our students have gone on to attend universities near & far. Below are some resources and recommendations for ways to get into the college of your choice.

Tips for Senior College Planning

Tips for Junior College Planning

Request a Letter of Recommendation

Your guidance counselors are more than willing to write letters of recommendation for colleges and other applications. Make an appointment to visit your grade level counselor today!

Recommendation Letter Request Form

Write a College Application Essay

Tips for writing College Admission Essays

Attend a College Fair

In order to communicate more efficiently with students and parents regarding post-secondary planning, the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Counseling Department will be posting the information on Career Cruising and in the Milwaukee High School of the Arts newsletter. 

Wisconsin Education College Fair (WEF)
Tuesday September 24th
Held at Concordia University in Mequon. Visit their website for more information and a list of colleges who will be in attendance. 

Students should also register to obtain a bar code at

NACAC National College Fair
September 29th
Held at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. Over 200 colleges from around the country will be in attendance. Pre-registration is highly encouraged and will save you time. Register at

Military Academy: There are vacancies at each of the military academies to be filled by qualified Wisconsin applicants.
Academy Information Day 2013
Saturday September 21st
10:00am to 12:30 pm
Held at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Education Center in Oshkosh. 

American University: Along with visiting many high schools this coming fall, American University wanted to let students know that they will be conducting interviews for prospective students in late September in the state of Wisconsin.

SAT & ACT Test Dates

ACT Test Dates

SAT Test Dates

Now accepting applications for our Spring Auditions

The final audition date is February 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm with a 5:30 pm check-in

To Start Your Application