Early College Credit Program

What is the Early College Credit Program?

The Early College Credit Program (ECCP) is an opportunity for Wisconsin public and private high school students to take one or more courses for high school and college credit at a UW System institution, a Wisconsin technical college, or one of the state's participating private or tribally-controlled colleges during the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Under ECCP, the costs of the courses are shared among the school district or private school, the state, and in some cases the student's family.

How does a student participate in these programs?

Students interested in participating in these programs should talk with their high school guidance counselor and the appropriate staff at the postsecondary institution to select an appropriate course (or courses).  More information about the Early College Credit Program can be found on the WI DPI website. Students must notify the school board of their intent to participate in the program by completing the Early College Credit Program Application and submitting it by March 1 for the fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. 

After I send in the application, how soon will I hear from UW-Stevens Point?

Once a student's application is complete (application, high school transcripts, and ACT score report), UWSP will review the information and send a letter to the student and the high school within several weeks.  If Advanced Placement (AP) courses fulfill a prerequisite for a course, scores will also be required upon completion of the application. If accepted, this letter will indicate which courses are offered and approved for the semester. The letter will also include information about the registration session that all first-time ECCP students are required to attend.

Do I need to do anything before I register?

Yes - you will need to attend a registration information session. There will be information about this session in your acceptance letter.

When will I register for my class(es)?

Youth Options students will register AFTER incoming freshman and transfer students.  For the fall semester, this will be in August; for the spring semester, this will be in January.

What is Course Options?

Course Options law allows a pupil enrolled in a public school district (K-12) to take up to two courses at any time from an educational institution. Wisconsin Educational institutions are defined under the Course Options statute as: A public school in a nonresident school

Who can I contact for more information about Youth Options?

If you have questions about Youth Options at UW-Stevens Point, please contact:
Demetrius Walker
Admissions Counselor
(715) 346-2441

Additional Resources

UWSP Early College Credit Program Information / Procedures

UWSP Course Catalog
Not sure what a class is about? Read course descriptions in the university catalog.

Early College Credit Application Form

UWSP Course Timetable
Find out what days / times specific courses are being offered, as well as how many seats are still available. Located under Public Resources click "Schedule of Classes (Timetable)".

UWSP Academic Calendar
See when classes begin and end, and when classes are not being held during the semester.