Youth Options

High school students, especially seniors, who wish to enroll in courses before graduation may take the courses for credit or audit. However, they must file the standard UW System Application for Undergraduate Admission form and have the recommendation of their high school principals. Students should consult with the Student Affairs about additional requirements prior to the application. Any UW Colleges credits and grades earned by high school students are part of their official records and are fully accredited, transferable UW credits.

Special Students

To be admitted as a special student, simply indicate that status on the UW System Application for Admission (online form is strongly recommended). Things to consider:

  • Send official high school transcripts and ACT scores if available.
  • As a special student, registration in English and math courses will depend upon your UW System Placement Exam results.
  • You are not eligible for financial aid.
  • If you decide to change your status and become a degree-seeking student, you will have to complete the application process required of new students—submit transcripts, pay the application fee, and submit ACT or SAT scores.

Youth Options 

The Youth Options program serves high school students who wish to take classes not offered at a high school. To be admitted as a Youth Options student, simply indicate that status “Youth Options” on the UW System Application for Admissionform. Other things to consider

  • Submit official High School Transcripts and ACT scores if available.
  • Complete a DPI Youth Options Program Plan and Report.
  • Submit advanced placement test scores if applicable.
  • Registration in English and math courses will depend upon your UW System Placement Exam results.
  • You are not eligible for financial aid.