High School Student Programs

Earning College Credit with UW Colleges as a High School Student

UW Colleges offers many opportunities for high school students to earn college credit. 

UW Colleges Youth Options

Youth Options is open to any Wisconsin public school junior or senior who has maintained a high grade point average in high school and displayed the level of responsibility and maturity needed to succeed in a college level course. If approved by the school board, the student can receive both high school and college credit upon successful completion of the course. Download the Youth Options flyer.

For more information, check out the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Youth Options.

High School Special or Home School Students

Students who do not qualify for the Youth Options or Course Options programs who are interested in enrolling in UW Colleges courses can apply as a high school special student. Tuition, fees and textbooks are paid for by the student/parent/guardian.

UW Colleges Dual Enrollment

Dual credit allows high school students to take a college-level course right at their own high school, taught by a UW Colleges instructor. Students receive college credit upon successful completion of their college-level class. The course is identical to the UW Colleges course taught on our campus.

UW Colleges Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent credit allows high school students to take a college-level course right at their own high school, taught by a certified high school instructor. Students receive college credit upon successful completion of their college-level class. The course is identical to the UW Colleges course taught on our campus.

UW Colleges Course Options 

Course Options is open to any Wisconsin public school student who has maintained a high grade point average in high school and displayed the level of responsibility and maturity needed to succeed in a college level course.

For more information, check out the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Course Options . After Spring 2017 UW Colleges will not be participating in this program.