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, students must earn mostly proficient standards to academically qualify for PEOPLE.

If you are interested and would like to apply, find more information here!  Applications open the last week of January.

College Scholars Eligibility

When you complete the precollege program as a PEOPLE student and accept an offer of admission into UW-Madison, you 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. Students 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
Bradley Tech High School
South Division High School
Bay View High School
MacDowell Montessori
Milwaukee High School

Quad 3

Milwaukee School of Languages
Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Washington High School of Information Technology
Riverside University High School

Quad 4

Audubon Technical High School
Casimir Pulaski High School
Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School
Alexander Hamilton High School

Madison Metropolitan School District

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