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College Credits


We offer two opportunities to earn free credits while still in high school. 

GEAR UP students in grades 10-12 can choose from two free ways to earn college credits through UW-Green Bay while still in high school. The process might be a little different for each route, but in all cases GEAR UP pays for any GEAR UP student.

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Two Free Opportunities

GEAR UP Online College Credits

GEAR UP Online College Credits

Students choose from a list of courses that are done entirely online. Each course is one semester long. These courses are available in Fall, Spring, and Summer. For these course options, you will work with UW-Green Bay to complete the necessary application steps to be enrolled.

Summer College Credit Options

Fall & Spring College Credit Options

College Credit in High School

College Credit in High School

For CCIHS, you work with your high school counselor to make sure you are eligible and can fit the course(s) into your schedule. CCIHS courses are currently available in the following GEAR UP school districts: Green Bay, Shawano, Sheboygan, and Wausau.

See if Your High School Offers CCIHS


 GEAR UP Online College CreditsCollege Credit in High School
Where is the class held?Online
Students can work from anywhere at any time as long as they meet all course due dates
In the high school classroom (at schools that are participating in the program)
Who teaches the class?University faculty memberHigh school teacher approved as adjunct faculty who meets Higher Learning Commission (HLC) credentialing requirements
Which courses are available?Classes that will be offered each semester (as soon as they are confirmed) will be listed at the "View College Credit Options" link aboveThe classes that may be available at your high school are listed on the CCIHS page above

* Current high school sophomores should also check out our free GEAR UP Rising Phoenix degree-seeking opportunity.

Aubrey Schramm

Need more Guidance?

If you have questions about UW-Green Bay's GEAR UP Services, please contact Aubrey Schramm, Executive Manager, GEAR UP Services by calling/testing 920-412-6649, or you can email our team at

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