Parkside Access to College Credit

Earn College Credits in High School

The Parkside Access to College Credit Program (PACC), is a concurrent enrollment program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. PACC allows eligible high school students to earn college and high school credit by taking designated courses at their high school.  

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.

UW-Parkside’s concurrent enrollment program

  • Students take UW-Parkside college courses 
  • Students earn college and high school credit simultaneously 
  • Course taught by qualified HS teachers
  • Course taught during the regular school day
  • Students earn their grade over the semester
  • UW-Parkside transcript


The PACC program has been approved to offer UW-Parkside courses in Kenosha and Racine county high schools at no cost to students. All students enrolling in PACC courses during this time will NOT be charged tuition. Scholarship applications will be suspended during this time.

The PACC program is guided by the same Mission as the university, which states "The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities." With this mission in mind, we welcome you to the PACC program!  We hope that through this experience we will help students gain confidence in their abilities to succeed at the college level.


262-595-2334 | pacc@uwp.edu

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