High School Student Programs

Earning College Credit as a High School Student

The UW branch campuses and UW Colleges Online offers many opportunities for high school students to earn college credit.

Early College Credit Program

Effective for fall 2018, high school students grades 9-12 will be eligible to take courses during the fall, spring or summer semesters to earn college credit through the Early College Credit Program (ECCP). Eligible students may be permitted to enroll at one of the UW branch campuses (including UW Colleges Online) to take one or more courses for which the student may earn high school credit, post-secondary credit or both.

High School Special or Home School Students

Students who do not qualify for the Early College Credit program who are interested in enrolling in UW branch campuses and UW Colleges Online courses can apply as a high school special student. Tuition, fees and textbooks are paid for by the student/parent/guardian.

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment allows high school students to take a college-level course at their own high school, taught by a UW branch campus or UW Colleges Online instructor. Students receive college credit upon successful completion of their college-level class. The course is identical to the courses taught at the  UW branch campuses or UW Colleges Online.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment 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 courses taught at the UW branch campuses.