Concurrent and Dual Enrollment allow high school students to take a college-level course at their own high school. Students receive college credit upon successful completion of their college-level class. The course is identical to the University of Wisconsin Colleges course taught on our campus.
Concurrent enrollment courses are college-level courses taught by a certified high school instructor.
Dual enrollment courses are college-level courses taught by UW Colleges faculty.
How to Apply
- Apply online by submitting a UW System Application for Undergraduate Admissions to UW Colleges.
- Submit a high school transcript to UW Colleges.
- Submit the DPI 8900 Course Options form to UW Colleges.
- Submit AP test scores and/or college transcripts if the course has a prerequisite to UW Colleges.
Send documentation to:
UW Colleges Admissions Office
780 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53715
or Email UW Colleges Admissions Office
After you Apply
- Set up a UW Colleges Email
- Set up a PRISM account: PRISM is where a student can access the Student Center. The Student Center includes the student “To Do” list, advisor contact information and class Schedule.
- The UW Colleges Admissions Office will mail accepted Youth Options students an admit letter with a UW Colleges Course Confirmation form that MUST be returned before a student will be enrolled.
Students must take care of all class prerequisites either by submitting AP scores or taking a placement test.
- All math and English courses have prerequisites that will require the student to take a placement test, submit AP test scores or previously completed college course work. Prerequisites and course descriptions can be found by double clicking the course title listed in the campus schedule of classes. Students will not be enrolled until prerequisites have been verified.
- Placement tests can be scheduled by calling the UW Colleges Solution Center at 888-463-6892.
- Students must check their UW Colleges email for important information before classes start and during the semester.
Enrolling in Courses
- For Dual and Concurrent Enrollment classes, students will be enrolled based on Class Rosters provided by the High School prior to the August/January Deadlines.
- Students can view their schedules in their Student Center located in PRISM.
- Schedules will be mailed to both the high school and the students.
After completion of courses
- The UW Colleges Admission office will send grades to high school.
- Students should request an official UW Colleges transcript if applying to another institution.
Grades and GPA Impact
College courses taken by high school students become part of the permanent University record and may affect subsequent admission to post-secondary institutions. Please be aware that a poor grade earned in a concurrent/dual enrollment course could have a negative impact on a future admissions decision for a student.
High School Counselor Resources
The following checklists are meant to keep High School Counselors and students aware of important dates and steps necessary prior to enrollment: