College Credit Opportunities

Graduation CapGEAR UP students in grades 10-12 can choose from 2 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. *  

Overview of the Options

Dual Enrollment Access Academy

Dual Enrollment Access Academy

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 The Academy, you will work with UWGB to complete the necessary application steps to be enrolled. 
Summer Academy Course 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


  Dual Enrollment Access Academy College 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 member High 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 the Academy Course Options" link above 
The 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 at:​.

** Please note, GEAR UP students may also take courses through UW-Green Bay's ECCP Program.  The ECCP courses are not paid for through GEAR UP funds, but if approved, are paid for through the state and school district.  More information about ECCP options can be found here.