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Start college now

The Start College Now program enables high school students to enroll in occupational/technical courses and/or general education courses and earn high school and college credit at the same time. The program is open to eligible 11th and 12th grade students who are currently enrolled in a Wisconsin public high school. Students must be in good academic standing for the school board to approve Start College Now, as well as other requirements.

Students apply directly to their high school for approval to the Start College Now program. The school district will pay 100% of the tuition costs and non-consumable course materials. Students who are not successful in Start College Now courses may need to reimburse school districts for the course and book fees.

Who is Eligible?

Public high school students in grades 11 and 12 who:

  • Have completed 10th grade.
    • TIP: 10th grade students in spring semester can apply for the upcoming fall when they will be in 11th grade
  • Are in good academic standing and have no disciplinary/enrollment issues.
  • Have approval from your high school, and parent/guardian.

Parents/Guardians: Review state guidelines here.

How do I start?

  1. Meet with your high school counselor to determine if SCN is right for you.
  2. Complete the Start College Now application and submit it to your high school by:
    • March 1 for fall classes
    • October 1 for spring classes
  3. Register for your class(es) as outlined in details that MPTC will provide to you after confirmation of approvals.