Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
How do I know if you have received my documents?
Admission decisions are typically made within a few days after we receive all of your documents. If you don't hear from us by email within a week, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into it for you.
Do I need to apply again for next semester?
Submission of an ECCP form, UW-Platteville application, and transcript are required for each term a student would like to enroll as a high school special or ECCP student.
Have I been admitted yet?
After your application file is reviewed, we will send you an email letting you know of our admission decision. A packet of information will be sent to you by mail, and a copy of your admission letter will also be sent to your school counselor.
Can I apply/get in/take courses after the deadline?
No, all applications and documents must be received by the deadline.
Advising and Course Selection
What courses should I take?
What courses are available?
Can I take courses that are not on the recommended courses list?
Yes, however, you should make sure that you've met prerequisite course(s) before you list them on your ECCP application. Not all classes are appropriate options for high school students.
I took AP/IB/other transfer credit - should I submit those scores/credits to UW-Platteville before I register?
Yes! These credits will help us have a fuller picture of coursework already completed, which might also give you the required prerequisites needed to take further coursework. Please only submit official transcripts from an accredited campus (2-year/4-year), College Board, International Baccalaureate, CAPP, or CLEP program.
Do I need to take placement tests?
Placement testing is required for several disciplines (i.e. English, mathematics, sciences, and general engineering). Please review the course catalog description for any classes you are considering–this will indicate if you need a placement test or not.
Placement testing is currently only offered in an online format and requires pre-registration. More information about the UW System placement tests can be found here. Please plan ahead when taking the tests, as it can take up to two weeks for scores to be received by UW-Platteville.
Accommodations for Placement Testing must be pre-approved before you pre-register to take the exams. Please refer to the FAQ about placement testing for further information about these tests.
When do I register for classes?
Make sure to regularly check the email address you submitted on your ECCP application. UW-Platteville will communicate the next steps with you closer to your registration period.
- Fall classes: meet with an academic advisor in early August
- Spring classes: meet with an academic advisor in December and January
- Summer classes: meet with an academic advisor in May
How do I register?
Watch your email (the one you put on your application for admission and ECCP application). This will provide you with instructions about what needs to be done prior to meeting with an academic advisor and registering for your classes.
The UW-Platteville Registrar's Office will complete your registration for you, provided all of the paperwork has been submitted by you and the academic advisor. The Registrar's Office will not register you for classes that are not approved by your school district or for which you've not yet met a prerequisite. The Registrar's Office will email a copy of your schedule to your UW-Platteville email address once you are registered.
What is the approximate cost?
- Early College Credit Program: $100 per credit, paid by the school district
- High School Special: $400 per credit, paid by the student
Why do I need the financial agreement if my school is paying for the class?
Early College Credit Program students can incur charges through their PASS account that are not covered under an agreement with the student's high school. Common examples include parking passes & textbook fines. For this reason, we require everyone to sign the financial agreement even if the likelihood of incurring any charges may be low. The parent takes responsibility for any unpaid charges not covered by the Early College Credit Program. Therefore, we have a legal obligation to ensure that the spouse of the signer is properly notified of a debt being incurred.
How much is tuition normally?
$400 per credit, including all fees
How do I obtain my textbooks?
The class that I want to take is full. What do I do now?
You will work with a UW-Platteville academic advisor, who will assist you in completing the paperwork required to help you register for classes. If the classes are full, and you do not have any other options pre-approved by your school district, you will be asked to connect with your school counselor, administrator, and/or school board to seek approval for other options before we can register you.
What is the prerequisite/co-requisite?
A prerequisite is a course that you need to successfully complete before enrollment in the designated course. A co-requisite is a course that must be taken at the same time as the designated course.
Where are the classes held?
Face-to-face on a university campus or online. A schedule of your classes will be sent to you when you have been registered for the class. However, it is important that you regularly check PASS to verify the room/building of your class before you go on the first day, as sometimes classes are reassigned to a different room. If you are unfamiliar with campus, you can access campus maps here.
Who teaches the classes?
Classes are taught by university faculty and instructional staff.
How to drop a course? (Process, deadlines, etc.)
If you need to drop a course, please let us know ASAP. Email email@example.com from your UW-Platteville email account (or your high school email account) and indicate which course(s) you wish to drop. If you drop before the semester begins or within the first week of our semester, the course will not appear on your transcript (it is dropped without a WD grade). As the semester progresses, students may drop a course(s) through the 60% point of the course, but will receive a WD grade on their transcript and may need to reimburse their high school for the cost of the course. Courses may not be dropped after the 60% point except in extraordinary circumstances. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific drop/withdrawal deadlines. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
When does my course meet?
Courses are offered in a variety of modalities. Discuss the different options with your UW-Platteville academic advisor to determine which modality (face to face, streaming, online asynchronous, or online synchronous) is right for you.
Whom should I contact if I am not able to log into my class?
My class is online, but I've not heard from the instructor yet; what do I do?
Log into your course in Canvas via the Pioneer Portal. Within your Canvas course, you'll find the course syllabus, calendar, assignments, discussion boards, and more.
Check your UW-Platteville email account regularly. All official communication from campus, including instructor outreach, will be sent to your uwplatt.edu email.
What is the difference between PASS and Canvas?
Canvas: Digital learning environment used to supplement classroom learning for face-to-face courses. It allows instructors to provide handouts, post grades, and collect assignments.
For online courses, the full course is delivered through Canvas.
PASS: UW-Platteville uses the Pioneer Administrative Software System (PASS) for many different student and staff functions, including registration, payments, financial aid review, administrative purposes, updating and maintaining student records, and more.
My high school needs a transcript; how do I get this?
After final grades are posted at the end of the semester, an unofficial transcript will be sent to the high school guidance counselor for each student (with the exception of home-school students and students who self-pay for all courses). In general, unofficial transcripts are mailed within two weeks of the end of the semester.