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Earn College Credit in High School

A Word to the Wise:
Start College in High School

Accumulate free college credit, discover areas of interest, & build academic confidence before graduating high school.


High School Academy

Students take one or more college classes in a career pathway and earn both high school and college credit. Courses are reserved for high school students, taught by CVTC faculty at their high school, a CVTC host site, or a CVTC campus.

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Start College Now

Students can apply to take classes at CVTC that are not offered at their high school to earn high school and college credit. Students can register for a course with other CVTC students if a seat is available at registration.

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Transcripted Credit

Students take CVTC courses which are offered at the high school and taught by high school instructors who have met CVTC licensing requirements and worked with CVTC faculty to match curriculum. Students earn both high school and college credit.

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  Ready to register for a class? Do you have questions on bringing these opportunities to your school?
Send us an email or call 715-852-1365 for more information.


Start College Now

Start College Now, formerly known as Youth Options, allows public high school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take courses at CVTC. Approved courses count toward high school graduation and college credit. The school board must pay for any course (including tuition, books, and fees) that is taken for high school credit and that is not comparable to a course offered in the school district.

Your students are eligible if you are a public high school, and the student has completed 10th grade with good academic standing, met any course prerequisites, has written approval from a parent or guardian, and has no history of disciplinary problems.

Important Deadlines

  • By March 1 for the fall semester
  • By October 1 for the spring semester

Questions? Get in Touch!

Contact our Start College Now team via email or call 715-852-1365 for more information.


Transcripted Credit

Transcripted credit courses are CVTC course that are taught in high schools by certified high school teachers using the technical college competencies and grading scale. Students who choose to enroll in a transcripted credit course will earn both high school and college credit simultaneously.

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Ready to register for a class? Talk to your high school counselor about transcripted credit options available at your school.

Have questions about developing transcripted credit in your school? Send us an email for more information.

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