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What is English For College?


This program is designed specifically for highly motivated high school students who are learning English as an additional language. Classes meet Monday through Friday, mornings and afternoons, and include intensive work in academic English: reading, writing, presenting, and conducting research. Find the eligibility and application information below!


  • Learn about university programs and services
  • Explore majors and career options
  • Attend classes* in academic buildings and work in campus computer labs
  • Publish a literary magazine with your classmates
  • Connect with EFC counselors who serve as your guides to campus life as well as mentors for becoming successful college students
  • Enjoy evening recreational activities
  • Perform in a talent show hosted in a campus theater
  • Make new friends from around the state and around the word

*Please note: UWSP credits are not earned in EFC.

  1. You are an English language Learner
  2. You will be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall of 2024.
  3. You attended a Wisconsin school during the 2023-2024 school year.
  4. You have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  5. Your teacher, counselor, principal, or a WEOP staff member recommends you.
  6. You know enough academic English to understand your teachers in a classroom setting.
  7. Your family is eligible for free/reduced school meals.

To apply for English for College (EFC), follow the checklist below:

  1. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, principal, or WEOP staff member.
  2. UWSP English for College Application (Click here to download the EFC application)
  3. Official grade report/transcript with your cumulative GPA from your high school. (Submitted with application)
  4. Essay telling us why you would be an excellent member of our EFC learning community, 1-2 pages maximum (Submitted with application)
  5. Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship Application Form
    1. English DPI Scholarship Application
    2. Spanish/Español DPI Scholarship Application
    3. Hmong/Hmoob DPI Scholarship Application
  6. Signed EFC Rules form: RULES
  7. *Student reading tests/levels like MAP, Star, Lexile, etc. (Not required, but please attach if available)

Click HERE to begin the application now and to upload your forms.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Monday, April 22, 2024


Precollege scholarships are available from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). If you are admitted to EFC and you qualify for a DPI precollege scholarship, you will receive free EFC tuition, room, meals, classroom supplies, and other program activities. The program does not provide transportation to and from Stevens Point. Participants need to bring their own spending money for personal items.

About the UWSP Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is ranked among the Top 10 public universities in 12 states in the Midwest, according to U.S. News and World Report. Our campus is large enough to offer many educational and recreational events, yet small enough to make even new students feel comfortable very quickly.


Residential Living for the Summer

EFC participants live and eat right on campus. So, to help you navigate everything at UWSP, there are multiple EFC counselors who serve as your dedicated guides. And, you will have an EFC roommate: someone your own age who probably speaks a different language than you do, but will most likely become a great friend.

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