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Early College Credit Program

2020-21 Early College Credit Program Reimbursement Claims Summary

Early College Credit Program reimbursement claims for the 2020-21 school year have been submitted and reviewed. Payments will be processed and distributed in September. A total amount of $387,654.78 was reimbursed this year to provide students access to college courses at UW, tribal, and private colleges and universities. Of the 229 claims received, 222 were from public schools or public charter schools and 7 were from private high schools. For more information, see the FAQ on ECCP reimbursement.

The 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 eliminated the Course Options and Youth Options programs.

  • The Course Options statute was changed to Part-time open enrollment.
  • The Youth Options statute (118.55) was renamed the Early College Credit Program (ECCP). The ECCP statute allows Wisconsin public and private high school students to take one or more courses at an institution of higher education for high school and/or college credit.
    • Under this section, “institution of higher education” means an institution within the University of Wisconsin System, a tribally controlled college, or a private, nonprofit institution of higher education located in the state.
    • While technical colleges are not eligible institutions under the new program, pupils that have completed 10th grade will continue to have the option to take courses at technical colleges through a separate statute, 38.12(14). To learn more, go to the Start College Now tab in the menu on the left.
  • All changes are effective July 1, 2018.

To learn more about ECCP, view the Early College Credit Program Overview.

For questions about this information, contact dualenrollment@dpi.wi.gov (608) 267-3161