High school students may also take college courses during fall and spring session as a high school special. It is a great opportunity to earn college credits, however, students and their families are responsible for the costs. High School students in the upper 25% of their class are likely to be admitted.

step 1

Complete the UW System ECCP Participation Form and submit to your school counselor for approval.

step 2

Apply online at apply.wisconsin.edu

  • Create an account and select UW-Parkside
  • Select Undergraduate Special as reason for applying
  • Select Early College Credit Program (ECCP) as applying
  • Complete the application and submit
step 3

Submit an Official High School transcript and ACT Score (ACT is optional), as well as, official AP scores if courses you are interested in require pre-requisite or placement tests that you may have already met the requirement for.

You must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA, or a 23 ACT to participate in this program. 

step 4

Turn in all paperwork by the deadlines below:

  • ECCP Participation Form: Your participation form is due to your high school no later than February 1 for Summer enrollment, March 1 for Fall enrollment or October 1 for Spring enrollment. You must complete this form and a UW-Parkside online application every semester you plan to participate in the program. 
  • Parkside Application Deadline:  Your online application to Parkside is due no later than April 15 for Summer enrollment, June 1 for Fall enrollment or December 1 for Spring enrollment.  
step 5

Orientation and Placement testing
After admission, you must attend a mandatory Early College Credit Program Orientation and Registration session.

  • Sign up for orientation.
    **There will be only one orientation session - you will register for classes at this session
  • If you are approved by your district to take a credit bearing Math, English or Foreign Language, OR are approved to take a course that has a Math, English, or Foreign Language pre-requisite, you must take a Placement Test. Please visit our Placement Testing webpage and choose "Incoming Student: Early College Credit".
    **There will be only one placement testing session

Early College Credit Program is available for fall and spring semester only. 


Lisa Elliott
Student Status Examiner/Early College Credit Program Coordinator
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