Dual Enrollment
Course Options Program

In 2013, Wisconsin Act 20 established a new program for students entitled Course Options. Course Options provides a means for Wisconsin students to take courses offered by Carroll University. Specifically, the Course Options law allows a pupil enrolled in a public school district to take up to two courses at any time from an educational institution. Carroll University has chosen to participate in the course options program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take courses for both high school credit and college credit through Course Options?
Yes! As part of Course Options, eligible students can participate in a wide range of courses offered by Carroll University, as well as dual credit courses offered in conjunction with a high school. Check with your school counselor for more information.

How many courses can I take through Course Options?
State law allows students to take up to two courses at any time through Course Options.

How do I find out what courses are available, when they are scheduled, and any course prerequisites?
Find potential course in our online catalog. Better yet, contact us!

Did Course Options replace Youth Options?
No. Youth Options is a separate state program that allows students to take courses at a Carroll University, but it has different rules and regulations than Course Options.

Can private school students and students in home-based education programs participate in Course Options?
No. Course Options requires students to be enrolled in a public school district. However, separate statute allows private school students to take up to two high school courses per semester in the students' resident school district, and students enrolled in home-based education programs can take up to two courses in any grade in either the resident or a non-resident school district.

Can full-time open enrolled students participate in Course Options?
Yes. Full-time open enrolled students may participate in Course Options.

Can I be denied entrance into a course based on my grades, prerequisites, or other academic criteria?
Yes, but only if those same criteria apply to non-Course Options students taking the course.

Additional Questions

Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Course Options website for more information and to download resources such as the Student Application form.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Linda Sklander, Director of Admission |  sklander@carrollu.edu | 262.524.7228

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