High School – Early College Credit

Accelerate Your Academic Journey

Many Wisconsin high school students and their families/caregivers are getting a head start on a college degree while completing high school requirements through the University of Wisconsin-Superior. With our small campus and personalized approach to education, UW-Superior is optimally suited to meet the needs of high school students who choose this option.


Starting the college experience while in high school includes many other benefits. Here are just a few to consider:

  • Complete your degree and enter your desired career field faster by getting a jump
    start while in high school.
  • Challenge yourself with a great selection of college-level courses led by dedicated
    and knowledgeable professors.
  • Expand your college preparation and applications by experiencing college curriculum.
  • Reduce the cost of a bachelor’s degree by completing early college classes at a
    discount. Depending on the program, courses are either free or discounted.

Starting college early was the best decision I made in high school. It’s not for everyone, but if you really want to accelerate your education, it’s the perfect way to do it. I was able to get 25 credits for much cheaper than I would have if I waited, and I got a big head start on my graduating class.

Conner H., High School College Credit Student

High School College Credit Options

Learn about each program and view a list of partnering schools.

Early College Credit Program

Through ECCP at UW-Superior, qualified high school students at public and private high schools in Wisconsin can earn college credit while still in high school. Students selected for the program may be permitted to enroll at UW-Superior to take one or more courses, for which they may earn high school and college credit. Students can earn up to 18 credits total under the ECCP. Generally, cost is covered by UW-Superior, the school district and the state. However, in some cases, the student’s family may pay for some of the cost.

Partnering High Schools:

  • Ashland High School
  • Bayfield High School
  • Birchwood High School
  • Chequamegon High School
  • Drummond High School
  • Hayward Center for Individualized Learning (HACIL)
  • Hurley High School
  • Northwestern High School
  • South Shore High School
  • Solon Springs High School
  • Superior High School
  • Unity High School
  • Webster High School
  • Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA)

Concurrent/Dual Enrollment

UW-Superior partners with several Wisconsin high schools where UW-Superior instructors teach courses in the participating high schools. Through these on-site or online courses, students earn high school credit and college credit simultaneously. In most cases, participating high schools cover the cost of concurrent/dual enrollment courses with no cost to families. However, there are exceptions, so check with your school to confirm.

Partnering High Schools:

  • Hayward High School
  • Northwestern High School
  • Superior High School
  • Washburn High School
  • Winter High School

High School Special

Through this option, students can enroll in any UW-Superior course provided they meet the prerequisites and there is space available. The student/guardian/family is responsible for the full cost of tuition and fees. Total cost depends on the courses selected.

How to Apply

Ready to apply or talk with your high school councilor to get started? Here are your next steps! Not sure which program is right for you? Contact us and we’ll help.

  • Complete the course request form for the program you’re applying to and submit it to your school counselor for approval.
    • Tip: Talk with your high school counselor to see which courses are appropriate and don’t forget to include the class number.
  • Apply online at apply.wisconsin.edu (Create an account and select UW-Superior.)
  • Submit an official high school transcript or have your high school counselor submit an official high school transcript on your behalf. If courses you are interested in have pre-requisites and you believe you may have already met the requirements, please also send your ACT Score, official AP scores, or other documentation to the Center for Continuing Education at conted@uwsuper.edu for review.
  • Optional: Complete the Release of Non-Directory Information form if you would like parents or guardians to access your student information like billing, academic information, and disability services. 


You must complete this paperwork every semester you plan to participate in the program.

Summer Term: February 1
Fall Term: March 1
Spring Term: October 1


To qualify for these programs, you must have a 2.75 GPA. If you don’t meet the criteria and would like to discuss your qualifications, please contact us at conted@uwsuper.edu or 715-394-8469. Placement testing may be required prior to enrollment in courses.