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EARLY COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM

Helping you gain an early college advantage

Become a Titan 

Earn college credits in high school while working toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at UW Oshkosh.

 The Early College Credit Program (ECCP), allows public and private high school students (grades 9 through 12) to enroll in in-person, online or in a blended format courses at UW Oshkosh. To participate in the program on any UW Oshkosh campus, a student must apply to both the local school board or private school and apply to UW Oshkosh.

COSTS – The benefit to this program is that the State of Wisconsin shares the fees and tuition cost of pre-approved college courses with the local school districts or private school, and the state and in some cases the students.

HOW DOES THIS DIFFER FROM CAPP OR AP COURSES?

ECCP students attend college classes on campus, rather than on-site at their high schools. Not sure what program is right for you? Compare all of the UW Oshkosh options.

Credits

On average ECCP students enroll in two course sections for six credits in a given year.

It is no surprise that UW Oshkosh is one of the top schools for ECCP high school students.

higher success rate

Taking college courses while still in high school generally leads to higher retention and graduation rates.

What to expect 

Our ECCP coordinator will help students navigate the application process and choose the right courses for you. Below is detailed information that you will need when working with us on enrolling into the Early College Credit Program. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet these requirements:

  1. High school student grades 9-12.
  2. Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA (unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale) as indicated on the high school transcript.
  3. Successfully completed Algebra I at your high school.

Important dates

Application forms must be submitted to school districts by the following deadlines.

FALL SEMESTER
March 1 – Paperwork deadline
July 5 – Registration opens

SPRING SEMESTER
October 1 – Paperwork deadline
January  – Registration opens

SUMMER SEMESTER
February 1 – Paperwork deadline
March 1 – Registration opens

No exceptions are made for late entries.

Cost to Students

Fullfills High School Credit

Cost to student $0

If the course fulfills a graduation requirement and the school/district does not offer a comparable class the student will receive high school and college credit.

UW Oshkosh will charge students 1/3 of resident tuition at the Oshkosh campus and 1/2 at Fox Cities or Fond du Lac campus.

The school district will contribute 75%

The state will put in 25% of tuition cost.

The student must complete and pass the course to not pay any tuition. 

Earns College Credit Only

Cost to student –  25% of tuition cost

If the course does not fulfill a graduation requirement and the school district does not offer a comparable class, the student will receive only college credit.

The student will pay 25% of tuition costs.

Remainder will be covered by the school district and state 75%

Type of Courses

Students are welcome to consider any course for which they meet the prerequisite. Course approval and admittance into the program does not guarantee a seat in the course. Enrollment is based upon availability.

Student can search our class schedule to view what courses are available. To search our class schedule:

  1. Go to the UW Oshkosh Titan Web.
  2. Click on the left box that says “Guest Class Search”
  3. Under the Main Menu Self Service click on “Class Search”
  4. Using the drop down boxes select term in which you wish to take classes.
  5. Narrow the search by choosing a subject and campus
  6. Click “Search”

ONLINE COURSES – ECCP students can enroll in courses online and/or in-person as long as there is availability in the class and the student meets any course requirements. 

Get Started 

Applying to the Early College Credit Program is easy. We can walk you right through each step.

#1 - Connect with your high school

Talk with your high school counselor about your eligibility. Only the school district can approve a course for payment under ECCP. It is your responsibility to obtain all clearances for the enrollment from the high school. Submit the UW System ECCP participation form to the local school board no later than:

    • March 1 for fall term classes
    • October 1 for spring term classes
    • February 1 for summer term classes.
NOTE: If a student enrolls in a class that was not approved on their ECCP application form then the student would be responsible for the fees, tuition and books for the course.

 Indicate which campus location
(Oshkosh, Fox Cities, or Fond du Lac) you want to take classes through (online or in-person).

 Since popular classes often fill up fast, it’s a good idea to seek approval for several courses at once.

WHY I LIKED ECCP!

Being an ECCP student gave me good connections with people with similar interests. I liked taking courses on campus (it was easier to study with others) and connecting with professors.

I highly recommend this program to other high school students, as I believe it made me a better student. You do need to be very committed to the work as you will be attending a college campus which is different than the high school environment.

Ethan
Oshkosh West High School

GETTING AHEAD OF THE CROWD

It was nice to gain college experience while in high school. I felt like it smoothed that transition between high school and college. Additionally earning college credits helped cut costs while in college.

I really liked flexibility of the college schedule and loved the amount of spaces available for studying between classes.

I took a variety of course formats (online and in-person). I think you will need to decide what type of course is good for you.

Ariana
Ripon High School

General information 

We are here to support you throughout your time here at UW Oshkosh. Find additional information that you need while on campus. 

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Academic record

Courses taken as a University ECCP student become part of the student’s permanent university record and may affect subsequent admission to post-secondary institutions. 

Please be aware that a poor grade earned as an ECCP student could have a negative impact on a future admission decision. 

Getting Involved on campus

All ECCP students can request a TitanCard, the official ID card for UW Oshkosh. With a TitanCard students can access UW Library online resources, attend UWO sporting and cultural events, receive local discounts and more. LEARN MORE

reporting back to schools

The UW Oshkosh Admissions Office will provide the University Student Account Office with a list of students and their school district for those students admitted to the Early College Credit Program.

Each school district will be invoiced directly by the Student Account Office. No payment should be submitted until the invoice is received. UW Oshkosh Admissions Office will report all course enrollments to the school board.

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

admissions@uwosh.edu

 

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

admissions@uwosh.edu

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.