Concurrent enrollment allows high school students to take a college-level course right at their own high school, taught by a certified high school instructor. Students receive college credit upon successful completion of their college-level class (with a grade of C or above). The course is identical to the UW Colleges course taught on our campus.
Dual enrollment allows high school students to take a college-level course right at their own high school, taught by a certified UW Colleges instructor. Students receive college credit upon successful completion of their college-level class (with a grade of C or above). The course is identical to the UW Colleges course taught on our campus.
College courses taken by high school students become part of the permanent University record and may affect subsequent admission to post-secondary institutions. Please be aware that a poor grade earned in a concurrent/dual enrollment course could have a negative impact on a future admissions decision for a student.
How to Apply
- Apply online by submitting a UW System Application for Undergraduate Admissions to UW Colleges.
- Submit the UW Colleges Terms and Conditions for Minors form .
- Submit a high school transcript to UW Colleges.
- Submit AP test scores and/or college transcripts if the course has a prerequisite to UW Colleges.
Send documentation to:
UW Colleges Admissions Office
780 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53715
After you Apply
- Set up a UW Colleges Email
- Set up a PRISM account: PRISM is where a student can access the Student Center. The Student Center includes the student “To Do” list, advisor contact information and class Schedule.
- The UW Colleges Admissions Office will mail accepted Youth Options students an admit letter with a UW Colleges Course Confirmation form that MUST be returned before a student will be enrolled.
- Students must take care of all class prerequisites either by submitting AP scores or taking a placement test.
- All math and English courses have prerequisites that will require the student to take a placement test, submit AP test scores or previously completed college course work. Prerequisites and course descriptions can be found by double clicking the course title listed in the campus schedule of classes. Students will not be enrolled until prerequisites have been verified.
- Placement tests can be scheduled by calling the UW Colleges Solution Center at 888-463-6892.
- Students must check their UW Colleges email for important information.
- Students need to "purchase" textbooks at the campus bookstore. The cost of textbooks is invoiced back to the high school by eFollett the bookstore vendor.
- Students taking UW Colleges Online classes should go to the Online eFollett bookstore.
Tips for Selecting Courses
- Talk to your high school counselor to see which courses are appropriate.
- Check the campus schedule of classes on the campus website. If it is not available, check the course schedule from the previous year to see what was offered that semester. Many courses are offered on a specific rotation so previous terms are a good indicator of what will be offered. For example, if you are looking to take a class the spring of 2017, you would refer to the spring 2016 course schedule.
Enrolling in Courses
- Admission does not guarantee enrollment for a specific, approved course. Youth Options students enroll on a space-available basis.
- The UW Colleges Course Confirmation form must be completed and returned to the UW Colleges Admissions Office.
- UW Colleges Admissions Office will enroll students in courses.
- A letter will be sent to the student to confirm enrollment.
- Students can view their schedules in their Student Center located in PRISM.
- Schedules will be mailed to both the high school and the students.
After completion of courses
- The UW Colleges Admission office will send grades to high school.
- Students should request an official UW Colleges transcript if applying to another institution.
High School Counselor Resources
The following checklists are meant to keep High School Counselors and students aware of important dates and steps necessary prior to enrollment: