High School Programs: Frequently Asked Questions
1. What classes should I take?
It is recommended for students to meet with their high school counselor and review course descriptions and prerequisites. If the UW campus course schedule is not available, looking at the course schedule from the previous year will give an idea of what may be offered.
Due to limited space in some classes, ECCP students may not be able to register for their first-choice classes, as classes may be full when ECCP registration starts. To have other class options to register for, it is recommended on the ECCP/High School Special Agreement Form, to list alternative classes for the school district to approve.
2. What does an online class mean?
Online courses do not meet on campus, so you can take courses at your convenience from anywhere you have internet access. Students will need to be organized and have good time management skills to complete assignments and exams. After consulting with your high school counselor and deciding if online will be a fit, it is recommended to start with one online class.
3. What does a hybrid class mean?
Hybrid courses are a combination of on-campus and online. Students will attend class on campus for a portion of the class and the other portion will be online. Students should meet with their high school counselor to discuss this option.
4. What does an accelerated class mean?
Accelerated courses are at a faster pace and condense a 16-week course into a shortened timeframe. Summer courses are usually accelerated. Students should discuss this option with their high school counselor. Please contact the ECCP Coordinator if you have questions on whether a class is accelerated or for more information.
5. Are there limits to the number of classes I can take?
For the Early College Credit Program, yes, 18 college credits. There are no annual or semester limits but the maximum number of credits you can take as a participant in the ECCP program is 18 college credits. Students should contact their school counselor, to see if the school district will approve more than 18 college credits. Note, college courses are typically assigned more credits per class than a high school credit class.
6. When can I register for classes?
ECCP students are registered after regular UW-Stevens Point students and the ECCP Coordinator will register you for classes, if enough seats are available. ECCP Fall registration starts the first week in August, spring registration starts the first week in January and summer registration starts mid-late March. ECCP students will receive an email with their registration status.
High school special students (self-pay) will receive an email from the Registrar Office and students will register on their own.
CESA, Concurrent and Dual Enrollment students will be registered by the ECCP Coordinator. Please contact your high school counselor regarding your registration status.
7. How do I order a transcript from UW-Stevens Point?
Courses taken at UW-Stevens Point Campuses become part of the student's permanent university record and may affect subsequent admission eligibility to postsecondary institutions. Information about ordering transcripts can be found at: https://www.uwsp.edu/regrec/Pages/WebHelp/transcriptInfoRequests.aspx.
8. How much will this cost me?
Under the provisions of the Early College Credit Program, school districts assume responsibility for payment of tuition and fees for students approved by them for high school credit, and who are accepted by and enrolled at the University. The University will send a bill to the school district and any reimbursement will be between the school district and student/parent. More information can be found on the Wisconsin DPI website: https://dpi.wi.gov/dual-enrollment/eccp.
High School Special students – pay full UW-Stevens Point tuition/fees. High school special students (self-pay) who are not part of the Early College Credit Program, will be billed according to the UW tuition and fee rates: https://www.uwsp.edu/SFS/Pages/default.aspx. Students will pay through their accesSPoint account or pay at the Student Financials Office at the Stevens Point campus.
CESA, Concurrent and Dual Enrollment students – please contact your high school counselor regarding costs. These programs will be billed according to the contract agreements between the University and school district. The University will bill the school district and any reimbursement will be between the school district and student/parent.
9. How much are textbooks and supplemental course materials?
Stevens Point Campus (ECCP and high school special students) - textbooks are included in tuition. Supplemental course materials (lab manuals, novels, etc.) can be added to your student bill during check-out at the University Store.
Marshfield and Wausau Campuses (ECCP and high school specials students) - textbooks and course materials are purchased and/or rented. ECCP students should contact their high school counselor about how they should receive their textbooks. High school special students/parents will pay out-of-pocket.
CESA, Concurrent and Dual Enrollment students – please contact your high school counselor regarding textbook costs.
10. Do I pay for the class if I drop?
If a student drops a course or withdraws from the University, the party responsible for payment of tuition and fees will be responsible for all costs incurred to the date of the drop/withdrawal based on the University's refund policy. Any reimbursement will be between the school district and student/parent. If the party responsible for payment of tuition and fees fails to comply with the payment schedule, finance charges will be accrued on the balance due from the billing due date.
11. Can I enroll in multiple high school programs?
Yes, but you will need approval from your high school for the ECCP, CESA, Concurrent and Dual Programs.
12. Do I need to complete the UW System application?
If you are currently registered as a UWSP student in a high school program, you do not need to complete the UW System Online application again. If you are applying for more than one high school program, you just need to complete the UW System application once.
Important: please remember to include your personal email on the UW System Online application and/or ECCP/High School Special Agreement Form. Communications regarding your application status will be sent by email.
13. Any other important information?
All students must abide by all regulations, policies and procedures of the University as outlined in the University catalog, semester timetable and official University documents. These include, but are not limited to, the University drop, withdrawal, tuition refund, grading and attendance policies. In addition, all students must comply with the rules set forth by instructors.
If you have any other questions, please contact ECCP Coordinator – Angela Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-389-6501.