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Advising for Early College Credit Program


Get help with course selection and application.

The Early College Credit Program (ECCP) coordinator will work with school counselors to provide individualized student advising and course selection by email or scheduled meetings. UW-Green Bay offers advising as a benefit, but advising is not required for participation.

Email Coordinator

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Advising Guidelines

We do not have a set list of courses to choose from, because each of our district partners approves different courses, making it difficult to generate universal recommendations. We offer the following questions to help guide students and their course selections:

What are the student's college or career goals?

  • Having a few colleges or universities in mind will help with picking courses, so we can check transferability.
  • Having a few careers or majors in mind will help us find courses that are relevant and/or would count toward degree requirements, both general education and for a major/minor.
  • If the student is unsure of colleges/universities and/or majors/careers, we recommend looking to the general education courses that most schools require.

What kind of Advanced Placement or dual credit options does the student's high school offer?

  • School districts do not need to approve ECCP courses that have an 80% equivalent in the high school. Equivalent courses do not need to be Advanced Placement (AP) or dual credit.
  • UW-Green Bay has created a list of courses and their AP equivalents on this resource page.
  • Dual credit courses will appear on a student's high school and college transcripts.

What Advanced Placement or dual credit courses has the student already taken?

  • If a student passes the College Board Exam for an AP course, they may already have earned credit.
  • Students may be able to use those credits to satisfy requirements (or “prerequisites”) for other UW-Green Bay courses.
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Cast a Wide Net

Our best tip for selecting courses is to cast a wide net. Students should review our Academic Catalog and request approval for all courses that interest them – at least twice as many as they plan to take.

Get Started

Semester Timelines

The Schedule of Classes will likely not be out before students are required to fill out the ECCP form for a specific semester, and courses and formats cannot be confirmed until such time as the schedule is released. Once the Schedule of Classes comes out for the semester, students will be able to see which courses will be offered, and if they’ll be online or in-person.

Fall Semester

March 1

Deadline for students to submit an ECCP form for approval

Late March

UW-Green Bay's Schedule of Classes is released

July 1

Registration opens

Spring Semester

October 1

Deadline for students to submit an ECCP form for approval

Early November

UW-Green Bay's Schedule of Classes is released

December 1

Registration opens

Summer Semester

February 1

Deadline for students to submit an ECCP form for approval

Early December

UW-Green Bay's Schedule of Classes is released

January 10

Registration opens

Understanding the Course Catalog

As students review the Course Catalog, it is important to pay attention to prerequisites and/or other course requirements. Class standing and declared major/minor are non-negotiable requirements. (Class standing refers to college standing, e.g., a sophomore in high school could not take MKTG 322 – Principles of Marketing, which has a prerequisite of sophomore standing.) ECCP students cannot take any course with the number 198, e.g., ORG LEAD 198, ENGLISH 198.

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All prerequisite for a course are shown after the letter "P" and a colon. Prerequisites are generally non-negotiable.

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Other Recommendations

Some courses do not have prerequisites but may list recommended courses or other recommended criteria. These are shown after the abbreviation "REC" and a colon. These are optional, and students who do not meet them may still request enrollment in the course.

Accommodations for ECCP Students

Students with documented disabilities who are looking to request accommodations for their ECCP coursework will do so through our Student Accessibility Office. Students applying for accommodations will be required to follow the university process, including the submission of documentation. If you have any questions about accommodation, please contact the ECCP Coordinator or the Student Accessibility Services Office.

Find Necessary Documentation

Need Help?

Two ECCP coordinators are available to assist you.

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Tessa Rufledt
Providing coordinator support for:
  • Green Bay Area Public Schools
    • East High School
    • John Dewey Academy of Learning
    • Preble High School
    • Southwest High School
    • West High School
    • Marinette High School
  • Manitowoc Public School District
    • Lincoln High School
    • McKinley Academy
  • Sheboygan Area School District
    • Central High School
    • Etude Academy
    • North High School
    • South High School
    • Warriner High School
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Annika Splan
Providing coordinator support for:
  • All other Wisconsin high schools