Further your education with college credit
If you wish to further your education and enroll in courses at a UW-Platteville campus but are not immediately seeking a degree, you are considered a special student.
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County allows high school students to take college courses through the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) or as a High School Special student providing that they meet the requirements for entry, receive necessary approval from their full-time school district of attendance, and course availability.
High school students attending public and private high schools in Wisconsin are eligible to apply through the Early College Credit Program. Admitted students may take one or more courses and earn credit for high school, post-secondary credit, or both.
High School students admitted as a special student can earn college credit for concurrent coursework. Students in this category are responsible for all tuition and fee payment.
To be considered for admission as a High School Special student and an Early College Credit Program student to any of the UW-Platteville campuses, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
Early College Credit Program and High School Special students register after all UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County degree-seeking students have registered; therefore admission does not guarantee course availability for the specifically approved courses. Registration is on a space available basis. In addition, students may be required to take a UW System Placement Exam for English, Mathematics and other university courses.
Early College Credit Program and High School Special 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. Courses taken at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County become a part of the student's permanent university record and may affect subsequent admission eligibility to postsecondary institutions.
Students who wish to apply to become a High School Special Student or as part of the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County should complete the following steps:
Once all materials are received, the application will be reviewed and communication will be sent to the school and directly to the student regarding admission status.
A new application, ECCP form, and transcript is required for each term a student would like to enroll as a. ECCP high school special student.
The deadline to submit all materials to the Office of Admission is:
Materials received after this date will not be accepted.
You are considered an undergraduate special student if you graduated from a recognized high school, or have the educational equivalent, are not currently seeking a degree, and want to take undergraduate coursework.
Although transcripts are not required, applicants are required to have graduated from a recognized high school or its equivalent. A new application is required for each term a student would like to enroll as a special student.
Students who, after having been a special student, wish to seek a degree must complete the admission process for degree-seeking students and matriculate before they have earned 30 semester credits as a special student. It is important to note that special students may not register for more than six semester credits per semester unless authorized by the Office of the Registrar or the provost. Students in this category are ineligible for financial aid.