Youth Options and Dual Enrollment programs allow Wisconsin high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses at an institution of higher learning in Wisconsin where they receive college credit while still in high school.
The Youth Options program allows eligible juniors and seniors in Wisconsin schools to enroll in postsecondary course work with the tuition paid by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction if the student meets the deadlines for submitting the appropriate forms (PI 8700 A Form).
A student can take Youth Options courses through the following:
- Distance Learning Center (online)
- Attending face-to-face on the UW-Superior campus
The dual enrollment program offers college level courses similar to Youth Options but the courses are taught at participating high schools by qualified teachers within the school district. To find out the school districts that participate in dual enrollment speak with your guidence counselor or call Kathryn Guimond.
For admission to the university, students must normally rank in the top half of their class, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and have completed their sophomore year of high school. ACT scores and letters of recommendation can be submitted for evaluation of the students as well. Students with strong academic pedigree who have not yet completed their sophomore year may be considered on an individual basis. If a student wishes to discuss these requirements, they can contact the Admissions Office. Students who will be taking courses through our Youth Options or Dual Enrollment program generally take freshman and sophomore level courses (100 and 200 numbered courses). We encourage students to enroll in university studies (general education) courses. Prerequisites will need to be met for select courses and placement testing may be required for areas such as English, Math, and Foreign Languages. Scores on Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams may also be in place of a prerequisite or placement test.