Student Eligibility & Applications

A page within Concurrent Enrollment

UW-La Crosse Concurrent Enrollment students work together in a lab

Admission guidelines for UWL Concurrent Enrollment

  • Students must be a high school junior or senior at the time of the course.
  • Students with at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average will be stronger candidates for admission. Students with a cumulative grade point average between 3.0 and 3.24 will be considered for admission if space is available.  
  • Students must successfully complete appropriate preparatory course work and prerequisites.
  • Passing placement test scores are required for ENG 110. 
  • All application steps should be completed by May 1 for fall and full-year courses, and by November 15 for spring courses.

Students should work with a Concurrent Enrollment contact at their high school to submit the following items.

UWL Application expanding section

Apply for admission to UW-La Crosse:

  1. Go to: Online Admission Application. If you have not completed this application before, you must create a login. If you have completed this application before, but do not remember your login, please contact the UW HELP Line: 1.800.442.6459 for assistance. It will be easier to complete the application if you are logged into your previous account as the website has your information saved. Please note: this username and password are unique to this online application form.
    • Carefully answer initial application questions to ensure appropriate application is submitted:
      • Are you applying as a degree-seeking student? No
      • Are you a U.S. Citizen? Yes or No (If no, select the correct option from the list)
      • Have you graduated from high school/secondary school or earned your GED/HSED yet? No
      • "You Are A High School Non-Degree Applicant." Click continue
      • Applying to: Select UW-La Crosse, then save and continue at the bottom of the page
      • Choose your program: High School Special
      • When would you like to start school? Select the appropriate term, Fall or Spring for the coming school year
  2. Applicants are required to answer questions about themselves and their parent(s)/guardian(s)
  3. Please disregard application questions regarding:
    • Payment
    • Essay/Personal Statement on why you want to attend UWL
  4. At the end, click ‘Final Check for Errors’. If no errors are found sign and submit the application. You will receive a confirmation number upon successful submission.
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Tell us about your plans

  1. Students: click Student Information Sheet button; it will open an online form to enter your name and email, a parent or guardian name or email, and the name and email for your high school counselor.
  2. When complete, click "begin signing" at the bottom. 
  3. A form will open for you to provide additional information about yourself, which UWL class(es) you wish to take, and other classes in your schedule. 
  4. Click "Sign" to submit the form.
  5. The form will then be emailed to your parent or guardian and then to your high school contact person. Please let them know to look for it; the forms sometimes go to Junk or Clutter.
  6. Form will be automatically sent to UWL once your counselor has signed it.
  7. If your parent or guardian does not have an email address, you can print out and use this PDF copy instead
High School Transcript expanding section

Request that your official high school transcript be sent directly to UW-La Crosse Admissions:

ACT Scores expanding section

ACT Test scores may provide additional evidence of your readiness for college-level coursework. When taking the ACT, indicate you want your score sent to UWL, school code 4672

Placement Test Scores (English 110 only) expanding section
  • A placement test is mandatory for students enrolling in:
    • English (ENG) 110
  • Registration opens in mid-March; students should test by May 1 to meet the Concurrent Enrollment application deadline
  • Placement tests are completed online
  • Visit the UWL Placement Testing webpage for more information

What if I change my mind? 

If you sign up for a Concurrent Enrollment course and then decide not to take the class - or if you are struggling and want to drop the course - let your teacher or counselor know ASAP. 

  • If you decide to drop after classes have started, it is important to formally withdraw. If you do not officially drop the class, you will have a failing grade on your permanent academic record. Withdrawal dates for Concurrent Enrollment courses follow the UWL class withdrawal policy. Your school will know the specific deadline for your course, based on the class start date at your school. 
  • Refunds of tuition paid for Concurrent Enrollment courses are set by UW System policy. Your school will know the refund deadline for your course, based on the class start date at your school.