Further your education with college credit
A "non-degree seeking student" can be many different people and situations. You fall into this group if you are a working professional seeking a certificate to get a leg up in your field; a high school student who wants to get ahead by taking a college-level course; or anyone who wants to benefit from the unique courses we offer at our UW-Platteville campuses, but does not intend to pursue a full degree.
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.
Undergraduate Application Process
To apply as a special non-degree student at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County for the fall, spring or summer semesters, complete the UW System Online Admission Application.
For students interested in Winterim courses, applications are available through the Office of the Registrar.
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.
College Credit for High School Students
High school students are eligible to take courses to earn college credit through the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) or as a High School Special (HSS) student.
|Where is the class held?||Face-to-face on a university campus or online|
|Who teaches the class?||University faculty member|
|Which courses are available?||Classes that have seats available after college students register and are approved by the district|
|What is the approximate cost?||Early College Credit Program: $100 per credit, paid by the school district; High School Special: $350 per credit, paid by the student|
|How much is tuition normally?||~$350 per credit including all fees|
|What about textbooks?||Textbook rental is included in the fee. Students checkout books from our Textbook Center and return them at the end of the semester.|
Learn more about the Early College Credit Program and High School Special student.