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What is PACC?

Parkside Access to College Credit
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

Why take a PACC course?

  • Earn college credit before graduating high school and save on future tuition costs!
  • Experience a college course in familiar environment
  • Earn course grade/credit throughout the term – students do not take a national examination at the end of the course for college credit like AP and IB courses
  • Students successfully completing a PACC course demonstrate academic rigor, looking favorable on university admission applications
  • Courses transfer to most US colleges and universities as real courses
  • Course load is more flexible when entering college with completed credits
  • (Research shows) higher student retention rates in college for students that have taken concurrent enrollment courses

Dual Enrollment

Programs that allow high school students to take college classes in order to earn both high school and college credit.

Parkside Access to College Credit (PACC) Concurrent EnrollmentStudents take college courses at their high school, during the regular school day, and simultaneously earn both high school and college credit upon successful completion.

AP (Advanced Placement) /
IB (International Baccalaureate)

Universities may grant college credit to students who obtain appropriate scores on the national AP/IB examinations taken in May.

Early College Credit/ Start College Now
Students attend and take college courses at a 4-year university/technical college and earn both high school and college credit.


Student Eligibility for PACC

Students must be juniors or seniors in high school seeking college credits (some exceptions may apply).

Student must meet any placement and/or prerequisite requirements for the course that they enroll in.

Students must have consent from their high school counselor or designated school official.


Student Tips

Being a college student requires commitment and responsibility

  • Academic rigor is more than a high school course
  • Course preparation and studying time per week is typically 1-2 hours for each hour you are in class
  • Grades received in courses follow your academic career forever
  • Good grades can aid in college admission decisions, scholarships and grant awards, and much more
  • Poor grades (less than a 2.0 GPA) can negatively effect your future financial aid awards

Student Support

UW-Parkside Library access
Computer Labs
Campus Technology Help Desk
Parkside Academic Resource Center (PARC) 

  • Tutoring Center
  • NetTutor (24/7 online)
  • Writing Assistance
  • Academic Success Coaching


Tuition for PACC courses is less than 1/3 of the regular college per-credit tuition rate. That’s a huge savings for students and their families! 


PACC course cost = $98.97/credit

credit comparision

PACC Scholarships

The PACC Program is committed to offering college credit courses to all students and has established a scholarship fund. These are competitive scholarships and there are limited funds available each semester. Fall 2021 Scholarship Deadline: Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Financial Need (45%)
  • Community Service, Employment, School Activities and Awards (20%)
  • First Generation College Student Status (15%)
  • A Personal Statement (10%)
  • Academic Performance (10%)


Scholarship decisions will be made a few days after the deadline. Students should check their Ranger email for notification. 

Tuition Payment and Billing

PACC Tuition Payment Due Date: Please click on Cashier's Office for tuition due dates.

PAYMENT PLAN: Please reference the Cashier's Office website for Payment Plan options.

Please contact the Cashier's office with questions about paying tuition and balance due.

Students please reference your Student SOLAR Account to check for tuition charges,  balance due or to verify payment has been applied to your account.

Cashier’s Office

IRS FORM 1098-T: Form 1098-T will be furnished to all students who had qualified tuition and other related educational expenses billed to them during the previous calendar year.

Student Records

How to order your Transcripts

  • An official transcript of a student’s record is issued only by the Office of the Registrar. 
  • Click on TRANSCRIPT to order you UW Parkside Transcript.


FERPA protects the privacy interests of students and their educational records.

PACC students MUST complete an Information Release Consent Form 

Allows UW-Parkside and your HS teacher to discuss college course information with parents or guardians.

I want to take PACC courses


program contact

Denise Olstinske | pacc@uwp.edu

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