UW-Marinette offers many opportunities for high school students to earn college credit. Effective for fall 2018, the Department of Public Instruction’s Youth Options and Course Options Programs will be replaced by the Early College Credit Program (ECCP).
High school students, grades 9-12, will be eligible to take courses during the fall, spring or summer semesters to earn college credit. Eligible students may be permitted to enroll at UW-Marinette or UW Colleges Online 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 school, the state and in some cases the student’s family.
The UW-Marinette Early College Credit Program fosters partnerships between our university campus and regional high schools in an effort to enhance the educational opportunities for students in our area. Through these partnerships, students at some area high schools can enroll for both high school and college credit when they take certain classes during their high school career.
Information for Current Teachers
We value our relationships with our high school instructors and want to make sure we’re giving you as much information as you need to successfully move through the academic year. You will find several documents linked below.
A new, UW system-wide ECCP form has been created for use at all University of Wisconsin campuses. All high school students taking courses through UW Colleges for college credit will be required to submit the completed Early College Credit Program form to the high school for approval.
|Student deadline to submit ECCP form to high school||March 1||March 1||October 1|
|School districts approve or deny the ECCP request||May 15||May 15||November 15|
|ECCP form, transcripts and UW System non-degree application due to UW Colleges||June 1||June 1||December 1|
School districts will be responsible for making payment directly to UW Colleges. Allowable tuition is 50% of UW Colleges tuition.
Students taking courses through UW Colleges Online have a different tuition structure. There is also a $25/credit administrative fee. ITV fees vary by class.
If the student is receiving just post-secondary credit, the student’s family will be responsible for 25% of the allowable tuition unless that payment would pose an undue burden on the student’s family. School boards will be responsible for establishing policy on the method for collecting the family’s share of the costs. Note that a student’s family cannot be charged for any portion of the allowable tuition amount if the student is earning high school credit and post-secondary credit.
|Credit is earned for:||School District||State||Student|
|High School (even if also post-secondary)*||75%||25%||0%|
|Postsecondary only*||25%||50%||25% (only if no undue financial burden)|
*The course must not be comparable to one offered in the school district in which the student is enrolled
^Via reimbursement to school district as aid disbursed by DPI and from the student (where appropriate)
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 campus.
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.
High School Special or Home School Students
Students who do not qualify for the Early College Credit Program but are interested in enrolling in UW-Marinette courses can apply as a Dual Enrollment student.
High Schools Offering Concurrent Classes
- Crivitz High School: For more information please contact Jim Kirchberg.
- Marinette High School: For more information please contact Cathy Smiley.
- Menominee High School: For more information please contact Cheryl Kakuk or Vicki Howell.
- Oconto High School: For more information please contact Tina Porath.
To apply for the Early College Credit Program you'll need the following materials:
- UW System admissions application
- Approved Early College Credit form
- High school transcripts
Submit your information to:
UW Colleges Admissions Office
780 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53715
June 1 -- All application materials must be submitted by 4:30 p.m.
December 1 -- All application materials must be submitted by 4:30 p.m.
Information for Administrators and Prospective Teachers
If we have not yet established a partnership with your high school, we would love to meet with you to explain more about the program. Please contact our Campus Administrator Cindy Bailey, or call 715-735-4300 ext. 4312 to set up a time to meet. You will find here some general information about the Concurrent Enrollment Program which we will be happy to walk through with you when we meet.
If you are a teacher at a high school with which we already have an existing partnership and you’re interested in learning more about the Concurrent Enrollment Program, please contact Jayant Anand Regional Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Review of potential instructors for our partnership takes place in two phases: instructor credentials and curricular offerings. First, the UW Colleges Department will look at a resume and undergraduate/graduate transcripts from a potential instructor. Should that instructor be approved to teach in the UW Colleges, a review of the curriculum of the proposed course would be undertaken. Further information about the process can be found in the Protocol/Process below as well as the UW System Statute 36.