College Credit Options While in High School

Early College Credit Program (UW-System)

Beginning Fall 2018, high school students at public and private high schools in Wisconsin can earn college credit through the Early College Credit Program (ECCP). A student selected for the program may be permitted to enroll in a UW System institution, or an alternative private, non-profit institution of higher education (IHE) to take one or more courses for which the student may earn high school credit, post-secondary credit, or both. Under ECCP, the costs of the courses are shared among the IHE, the school district or private school, the state, and in some cases the student’s family.

HOW TO APPLY for the Early College Credit Program:

  • Talk with your high school guidance counselor to see if it’s a good fit for you. They will consider how the class aligns with academic plans and whether you meet the pre-requisite for taking a college level class.
  • Request information from UW System campuses where you’d like to take classes
  • Obtain an ECCP participation form from your high school counselor or download it from the link below. 
  • Submit your completed form by March 1 for summer/fall semester or October 1 for spring semester to your school officials.
  • Apply to the campus where you’d like to take classes (meet all deadlines and their campus specific requirements)
  • Submit high school transcripts along with any prerequisite documentation (AP scores)
  • Enroll in your class
Early College Credit Program Participation Form


Start College Now (WI Technical College System)

Start College Now will allow high school students the opportunity to take college courses at Wisconsin Technical Colleges.  The process is very similar to the former Youth Options Program.  Students looking to take courses in the fall semester must turn in the application by March 1.  For Spring semester courses the same application is used, however the due dates it Oct. 1.

Start College Now WI Technical Colleges

See this website for Application and Instructions

LTC Career Certificates

LTC Career Certificates HS 2018-19.pdf

Career Certificate Application.pdf

Early College Credit Program (WI Private Colleges)

High school students at public and private high schools in Wisconsin can earn college credit through the Early College Credit Program (ECCP). A student selected for the program may be permitted to enroll in a private, nonprofit institution of higher education (IHE) or a UW System institution to take one or more courses for which the student may earn high school credit, post-secondary credit, or both. Under ECCP, the costs of the courses are shared among the IHE, the school district or private school, the state, and in some cases the student’s family. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE EARLY COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM:

Talk with your high school guidance counselor to see if it’s a good fit for you. They will consider how the class aligns with academic plans and whether you meet the pre-requisite for taking a college level class.

Request information from private, nonprofit colleges and universities where you’d like to take classes

Obtain an ECCP participation form from your high school counselor or download it from the link below. 

Submit your completed form by March 1 for summer/fall semester or October 1 for spring semester to your school officials.

Apply to the campus where you’d like to take classes (meet all deadlines and their campus specific requirements)

Submit high school transcripts along with any prerequisite documentation (AP scores)

Enroll in your class

ADMISSIONS OFFICES WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

Rank in class; Grade point average; ACT or SAT scores; Rigor of your high school courses; Letters of recommendation


Early College Information and Link to Application