High School Student Programs

Earning College Credit as a High School Student

The University of Wisconsin Colleges 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 our 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 Colleges 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 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.

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 UW Colleges course taught on our campus.

Course Options 

Course Options will be available for the summer term 2018 and 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. Course Options will be discontinued for fall 2018.

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