Office of Admission

Youth Options

Admissions Guidelines

The Youth Options Program allows qualified students to earn college credits while still in high school. Admission to the program is subject to course, program, and institutional enrollment limits as authorized by the UW Board of Regents.

Youth Options students, like other non-degree special students, may be limited in the number of courses they may take in a semester. Please review the criteria and procedures below to determine if the Youth Options Program will be a good fit for you.

Criteria for Enrollment in the Youth Options Program:

  • Be enrolled in a high school as an 11th or 12th grade student.
  • Be approved to participate in the program by your high school.
  • Be approved for enrollment by the Office of Admissions.
    Admission will be based on cumulative grade point average, courses taken during high school, ACT scores, letters of recommendation, and/or the UWGB course(s) desired. Admissions decisions will be highly individualized. Priority admission to the program will go to students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Meet requirements for selected courses, such as having the prerequisites or a certain placement score
    If prerequisites are not met, students may either contact the professor(s) to see if they would be willing to waive prerequisites -OR- select alternative courses (with approval on the DPI form). Course information, such as the days/times of classes and prerequisites can be found on the schedule of classes at

If you feel that you qualify for the Youth Options Program and would benefit from this opportunity, please complete the required application forms in order to apply for admission to the program (see below).

If you have specific questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at (920) 465-2111 or via email at

Required Forms

Please submit the following forms to:

Once you have applied to the Youth Options Program and your application is complete with the above items, you will be notified of the decision regarding your application.

If you are accepted into the program, you will need to make sure you meet the prerequisites for approved courses, gain appropriate waivers if necessary, and attend orientation in order to register for your desired/approved courses.

Important Information

Orientation and Registration:

    Attend the orientation session in order to have your ID picture taken, tour campus, and register for your classes. You will be sent orientation information approximately one month prior to the event date. The orientation will typically take place on the first day special students are eligible to register, which is usually about one month prior to the start of classes.


    The student and parents are responsible for tuition, fees, and books for all courses taken. If the school district agrees to pay these costs (as designated by the authorization of DPI Form #PI-8700A), the UW-Green Bay Bursar’s Office will bill your school district for tuition and fees for the courses you have been approved to take, however, you will still receive a billing statement so that you are aware of the tuition and fee amounts. If there are some courses that are not covered by the Youth Options agreement, you are responsible for payment and you must make payment by the end of the first week of classes. **If any changes take place due to full classes or not meeting prerequisites, an updated DPI form must be completed, approved by the district and submitted to UW-Green Bay. This verification must be received prior to the beginning of classes.

Prerequisites/Course Waivers:

    UW-Green Bay recognizes that advanced high school students can benefit from the opportunity to take college level courses while still in high school. Students who enroll in the Youth Options Program will be expected to learn and perform in the same manner as regularly admitted college students. Therefore, the university will enforce course prerequisites and placement test requirements as stated in the timetable for certain courses, unless these requirements are waived by the course instructor. If prerequisites for desired courses have not been met, it is the student’s responsibility to contact their professors and request permission to enroll via the course registration override waiver from. For placement purposes in English and mathematics courses, Youth Options students may be required to take the ACT or Wisconsin Regional Mathematics Placement Tests.


    Purchase books and any necessary supplies at the Phoenix Bookstore. For the courses approved by your school district, the bookstore will permit you to charge books and any approved supplies. They will then bill the school district for these charges. Be sure to stop at the Bookstore Service Counter when making these purchases in order to notify them of your Youth Options status. Any books needed for courses that are not covered by Youth Options will have to be purchased by you.

University Credit:

    All courses taken at UW-Green Bay will be recorded and transcribed as university credit with a grade. They will become part of the student’s permanent record. If the student later enrolls at another college, a transcript from UWGB must be requested from the Registrar’s Office to be sent to the student’s college. As required by law, the university will notify the high school district of the courses students are enrolled in and will report their final grades to the schools. The university reserves the right to refuse continued enrollment in the Youth Options Program or as a regularly admitted student for subsequent terms depending upon enrollment limits and the student’s performance in Youth Options courses.


    Please contact an Admissions Advisor, at 920-465-2111 or via email at if you have any questions about the application or registration process.