Since 1975, roughly 39,000 high school students have benefited from UW Oshkosh CAPP college-credit courses.
Our mission, “to provide academically able high school students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school in order to experiment with the academic rigor of university course work while remaining with high school peers,” continues to be met with the highest quality of cooperation between Wisconsin’s excellent secondary schools and the tradition of excellence at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
What Is CAPP?
CAPP is a UW Oshkosh initiative and collaboration with participating high schools to provide academically capable students an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. It is a concurrent enrollment program, meaning courses are taught for the most part during the regular school day, by certified high school teachers who hold adjunct lecturer status with UW Oshkosh. You receive both high school and college credit for your work, thereby decreasing your time to earn a college degree.
High school faculty who teach CAPP courses are reviewed, selected and supported by UW Oshkosh faculty. These adjunct faculty work with UW Oshkosh department faculty liaisons to ensure that their CAPP courses give you a chance to experiment with the academic rigor of university course work while remaining with high school peers. The type and number of courses offered is generally dependent on the master’s degrees held by teachers at any given high school. We continue to seek out schools in the area with appropriately credentialed teachers and will work with any school district in the state to expand opportunities for high school students.
As you walk into your CAPP class, remember that your teacher has been appointed as affiliated faculty at UW Oshkosh and have taken on a considerable load of teaching a college course – and will expect the same hard work from you.
The content, assignments, projects and assessments in CAPP courses* are identical to those taught on the UW Oshkosh campus. As a CAPP student, you will work toward the same outcomes as on-campus students. Those who successfully complete courses offered through CAPP earn UW Oshkosh credit, verified by an official transcript. Learn More
*If your high school does not offer a course you would like to take, be sure to talk to your guidance counselor and request it or contact us to see if your school could offer it or if the course is currently offered online.
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) is a professional organization for high schools and colleges that fosters and supports rigorous concurrent enrollment and advances quality college courses in the high school. Established in 1999, in response to the dramatic increase in concurrent enrollment courses throughout the country, NACEP serves as the sole national accrediting body for concurrent enrollment and supports all members by providing standards of excellence, research, communication and advocacy.
For more information, download the NACEP pamphlet (PDF) “Promoting Quality: State Strategies for Overseeing Dual Enrollment Programs.”
The UW Oshkosh CAPP Program was accredited in 2009 and was the first program of its kind nationally accredited by NACEP in Wisconsin. Its standards articulate best practices that hallmark exceptional, rigorous college programs.
Our NACEP accreditation ensures we adhere to the highest standards so students experience a seamless transition to college and teachers benefit from meaningful, ongoing professional development.
We are proud to be one of the 89 programs accredited in the nation and serve the students and teachers of Wisconsin.
UW Oshkosh CAPP
Hours: M–F 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
New location: Swart 128 (within COLS Dean's Suite)
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901