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Youth Options

Other Students

Looking for other options? Parkside serves the needs of our community in a variety of ways. To find out more about these offerings and to get started, use the drop-down links below!


Audit a Class
New students wishing to audit a class must complete two steps:
  1. Apply to the university as a special/auditing student using the UW System Application.
  2. Complete the Request to Audit a Course form

A class audit is allowed on a space available basis and only with the written approval of the instructor. Audit registration cannot be done on SOLAR; audit request forms are available on the student form page.

High School: Course Options
Course options is a new program for Wisconsin public high school students to provide post-secondary credits to students while still in high school.

High School: Parkside Access to College Credit (PACC)

PACC courses are real college courses that you will earn college credit for and will appear on a UW-Parkside transcript.  PACC courses are the same courses as those available at the UW-Parkside campus. Your high school teacher and a  UW-Parkside faculty member work together to develop these college-level courses within your high school.

Learn more about PACC.

High School: Special Student

Both public and private high school students may apply as high school specials and earn post-secondary credits. Students and their families are responsible for the costs of tuition and fees.   

High School: Youth Options

Youth Options is one of Wisconsin's programs to provide post-secondary credit to students while still in high school.

Re-entry or Returning Student
Re-entry students are students who previously attended UW-Parkside but have not been enrolled for two semesters or more.

Special or Visiting Students (Not seeking a degree from Parkside)

Special or Visiting (non-degree seeking) students are students who choose to take one or more classes at UW-Parkside for a number of purposes.  Students may take part-time classes at Parkside while pursuing their degree at another institution, take classes for personal enrichment, take classes for professional development, and more.  

  • Non-degree seeking students  are not eligible for financial aid from UW-Parkside.
  • Enrollment is limited to six credits unless a credit overload form is approved.
  • A maximum of 15 credits can be applied to UW-Parkside's graduation requirements from enrollment under this status.
Application Process:
  1. Apply as a non-degree seeking student using the UW System Application.
  2. Review the course schedule. If you wish to take any course with prerequisites, email the professor. Attach a copy of your unofficial transcripts that demonstrates your prerequisite coursework along with your reason for requesting to enroll in the course.
Note: No application fee is required for special/visiting students.

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