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Concurrent High School/College Enrollment

Are you a current high school student who is interested in taking courses for college credit? We have two programs that may be of interest to you. Feel free to read on to see which fits you best.

High School SpecialA student in high school who wishes to pursue studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee while completing your school studies.

Youth Options ProgramA student in high school who wishes to pursue studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that will count toward meeting high school graduation requirements as well as earning college credit while completing your high school studies, the Youth Options Program may be for you. The school board of the your district pays the actual cost of tuition, fees and other necessary materials directly related to the course(s).


High School Special Admission RequirementsYou must meet one of the following:
  1. Rank in the upper 10% of the high school class
  2. Rank in the upper 11-25% of the high school class with a minimum 3.5 grade point average in the area of desired study.
You should be entering junior or senior year.

You must have completed (or be on target to complete) the academic pattern required of new freshmen. This consists of:

Course Credits
English: At least three years literature and composition recommended. Up to one year may be from approved speech, communication, or journalism courses. 4
Mathematics: College prep courses at or above algebra level. 3
Natural Science: Including one-year lab science. 3
History/Social Science 3
Specific college prep electives: Chosen from above areas, foreign language, speech/communication, or other academic areas. 2
Other electives: Chosen from above areas, computer science, fine arts (performance courses acceptable), or other appropriate courses. 2
TOTAL 17
In exceptional cases these requirements may be waived.

Materials required for application:
  • An undergraduate application.
  • An official high school transcript with rank in class through the last completed semester.
  • A list of courses in which you are enrolled for the current academic year.
  • A letter of recommendation signed by your guidance counselor or principal.
Send the above application materials to:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Enrollment Services-Admissions
P.O. Box 749
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
Attn: Matt Halloran

Questions? If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Matt Halloran in Vogel Hall, telephone 414-229-3854.


Youth Options Program Admission RequirementsYou must meet one of the following:
  1. Rank in the upper 10% of the high school class
  2. Rank in the upper 11-25% of the high school class with a minimum 3.5 grade point average in the area of desired study.
You must be entering junior or senior year.

You must have completed (or be on target to complete) the academic pattern required of new freshmen. This consists of:

Course Credits
English: At least three years literature and composition recommended. Up to one year may be from approved speech, communication, or journalism courses. 4
Mathematics: College prep courses at or above algebra level. 3
Natural Science: Including one-year lab science. 3
History/Social Science 3
Specific college prep electives: Chosen from above areas, foreign language, speech/communication, or other academic areas. 2
Other electives: Chosen from above areas, computer science, fine arts (performance courses acceptable), or other appropriate courses. 2
TOTAL 17
In exceptional cases these requirements may be waived.

Materials required for application:
  • An undergraduate application.
  • An official high school transcript with rank in class through the last completed semester.
  • A list of courses in which you are enrolled for the current academic year.
  • An approved Department of Public Instruction "Youth Options Plan & Report." This form may be obtained through your guidance counselor.
Send the above application materials to
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Enrollment Services-Admissions
P.O. Box 749
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
Attn: Matt Halloran

Questions? If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Matt Halloran in Vogel Hall, telephone 414-229-3854.