Dual Enrollment
Youth Options Program

Wisconsin's Youth Options program allows public high school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take postsecondary courses at Carroll University. Approved courses count toward high school graduation and college credit. Under Youth Options, a student does not pay for a college course if the school board determines the course qualifies for high school credit and is not comparable to a course already offered in the school district. If approved by the school board, the student can receive both high school and college credit upon successful completion of the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a high school refuse to participate in the Youth Options Program?
No. The law requires all Wisconsin public high schools to participate.

Does the program apply to courses offered during evenings or weekends?
Yes. A student may take a postsecondary course during or after regular school hours as long as the course is offered during the high school's regular academic year (i.e., not during the summer session).

Can a student attend a postsecondary institution in lieu of high school?
Yes. If the postsecondary institution offers all of the courses a student needs in order to meet his or her high school graduation.      

Additional Questions

Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Youth Options website for more information and to download resources such as the Program Application form and Transportation Reimbursement Claim form.

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

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