Precollege Eligibility

PEOPLE accepts students in the 8th grade who plan to attend one of our participating schools. Our  program is designed for students with strong academic potential.

Prospective students must submit a completed application to be considered for admission. A minimum 2.75 grade point average for students in the Madison Metropolitan School District is required. For 8th graders in Milwaukee Public Schools, student must earn “mostly proficient” standards to academically qualify for PEOPLE.

If you are interested and would like to apply, find more information here!

College Scholars Eligibility

Precollege students who complete the precollege program and accept an offer of admission into UW-Madison are eligible for support from our College Scholars Program. PEOPLE College Scholars work with program advisors to help them navigate college life and obtain their degrees. Student who are eligible for in-state tuition and meet all other UW-Madison and PEOPLE requirements will receive a 4-year tuition scholarship.

Partnership Schools

Milwaukee Public School District

Quad 1

James Madison Academic Campus
John Marshall High School
Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School
Harold S. Vincent High School

Quad 2

Golda Meir High School
Milwaukee School of Languages
Riverside University High School
Washington High School of Information Technology

Quad 3

Bradley Tech High School
MacDowell Montessori
Milwaukee High School of the Arts
South Division High School
Alexander Hamilton High School

Quad 4

Audubon Technical high School
Bay View High School
Casimir Pulaski High School
Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School


Madison Metropolitan School District

East High School
LaFollette High School
Memorial High School
West High School