High School Special Students and Early College Credit Program

Students currently enrolled in high school may apply to any of the UW-Platteville campuses for concurrent coursework.  The University of Wisconsin-Platteville allows high school students to take college courses through the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) or as a High School Special student providing they meet the requirements for entry, receive necessary approval from their full time school district of attendance, and course availability.  Application deadlines may be viewed on the High School Special Student webpage.    

Early College Credit Program and High School Special students register after all UW-Platteville degree-seeking students have registered, therefore admission does not guarantee course availability for the specifically approved courses. Registration is on a space available basis. In addition, students may be required to take a UW System Placement Exam for English, mathematics or other prerequisites to be eligible to take some courses.

Early College Credit Program and High School Special students must abide by all regulations, policies and procedures of the university as outlined in the university catalog, semester timetable and official university documents. These include, but are not limited to, the university drop, withdrawal, tuition refund, grading and attendance policies. In addition, all students must comply with the rules set forth by instructors. Courses taken at UW-Platteville become a part of the student's permanent university record and may affect subsequent admission eligibility to postsecondary institutions.

Early College Credit Program (ECCP)

High school students attending public and private high schools in Wisconsin are eligible to apply through this program. Admitted students may take one or more courses and earn credit for high school, post-secondary credit, or both.  High school students who wish to take university courses through the ECCP must receive approval through their school district.

High School Special Students

High school students admitted as a high school special student can earn college credit for concurrent coursework. Students in this category are responsible for all tuition and fee payments.

High School Special and ECCP Admission Eligibility Guidelines

To be considered for admission to one of these programs at any of the UW-Platteville campuses, an applicant must meet the following:

  • Successful completion of one year of geometry with a grade of “C” or better
  • Minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale


  • ACT composite score of 22 (SAT of 1110)
    • PSAT scores may be used in lieu of ACT or SAT if scores have not yet been received 


  • Class rank of
    • Seniors:  Top 50% of their class
    • Juniors/Sophomores:  Top 10% of their class
  • Must have the approval of their high school district, principal or counselor demonstrated through submission of the UW System Early College Credit Program Form

Note: Approval by the high school does not guarantee admission to the University

High School Special and ECCP Application Procedure

The UW-Platteville admission application, as well as specific deadlines, are available online at https://www.uwplatt.edu/high-school-special-students or through the Office of Admission. To apply, submit the following information:

  1. Early College Credit Program (ECCP) and High School Special Agreement form
  2. University of Wisconsin (UW) System application (https://apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  3. Official transcript(s) from the high school of graduation as well as any college-level or post-secondary coursework (transcripts must come directly from the high school or institution attended to the UW-Platteville Office of Admission)
  4. ACT or SAT score reports (if applicable)

Additional Information:

  • Admitted students may elect to take up to two courses per semester.  Additional approval may be required if a student would like to enroll in more than two courses in a semester.
  • A new application is required each semester a high school student wishes to enroll in classes through one of these programs.