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UW-Parkside Information

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1)      Connect with your Admissions Counselor to learn about the opportunities at Parkside
Parkside’s Admission Counselor for the RUSD is Gia Gutierrez.  Gia regularly visits RUSD high schools and is always willing to work one-on-one with students as they plan their next steps after high school. 

Gia is also available to school counselors and teachers to ensure they have the information and tools they need to work with students on their post-secondary plans.

Visit the Parkside website for information on how to contact Gia:

2)      Ways to Earn College Credit
There are a number of ways RUSD students can earn both high school and Parkside college credit while still in high school.  Review the options available at Parkside by visiting our high school student webpage and then talk with your school counselor about what might be the best fit for you.  College credits taken at Parkside are more likely to transfer to other 4-year college and universities and count toward degree requirements.

Learn more about ways to earn college credits:

3)      Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
RUSD Junior ROTC students and other students interested in developing their leadership skills have the opportunity to continue after high school in the Army Resource Officers Training Corps (AROTC)  program offered through a partnership with Marquette University.  Army ROTC offers many types of scholarships that students should begin exploring in their junior year.

Check out ROTC Parkside at:

4)      Experience Parkside
The best way to get to know Parkside is to experience it for yourself. From campus tours to specialized events such as Yo Soy Parkside, there are many different ways to Experience Parkside.   Pick an event and a time that works for you:

For a sneak peek before you visit, or a second look once you already visited, watch one of our virtual tours.  Look inside one of our residence halls, see all the things you can do at Wyllie   Hall, or explore the exercise and wellness facilities at the Sports & Activity Center.

5)      Athletics
Parkside, the only member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II in Wisconsin, fields teams in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, track/cross country, softball, volleyball, and wrestling.  Division II athletics offers a great opportunity for students to continue to play competitively as scholarship athletes while in college.

Any RUSD student athlete interested in competing after high school should begin to investigate specific requirements for college athletes.  For more information about Parkside’s athletic program, check out the student athletes section of our web page at :