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Through Excelerate, qualified high school juniors and seniors can apply to WCTC programs. Admitted students can:

  • Earn high school and college credit at the same time, potentially at no cost to you
  • Work toward a degree, diploma or certificate before you graduate from high school
  • Gain access to priority course registration, academic advising, new student orientation and more
  • Get a taste of college life and build a solid foundation for a bachelor's degree and your future career

Early College Opportunities

Excelerate Info Sessions

Come take a closer look during an upcoming Excelerate Info Night! Recommended for parents and rising juniors and seniors, schedule an information session to cover the steps and deadlines to get started next spring. Our friendly staff will individual walk you through all your questions and help you get started.

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024 | 4 - 6 p.m. | Registration coming soon!
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2024 | 4 - 6 p.m. | Registration coming soon!

Want to get started now? Contact us to meet with a Dual Credit Specialist!

How to Get Started:

Explore WCTC's Dual Credit Options

Excelerate is ideal for students who already have a clear idea of which program they'd like to pursue and offers a more authentic college experience. Learn more about WCTC and the dual credit opportunities that are available to you as a current high school student.

Questions? Contact or 262.695.6513.


Meet Your Dual Credit Specialist

Schedule a consultation with your WCTC Dual Credit Specialist. Appointments are available in person, virtually or by phone.

Matt Halbach, Dual Credit Specialist

Matt Halbach


Matt works with students from Arrowhead, Hamilton, Menomonee Falls, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee and Waukesha School Districts.

Schedule a Meeting

Talk to Your High School Counselor

Taking college and high school classes at the same time can be a challenge! Consult with your high school counselor to confirm that WCTC Excelerate:

  • Fits into your academic and career planning goals
  • Does not conflict with high school course and co-curricular commitments

Apply to a Program

WCTC Excelerate is great for students who already have a clear idea of which program they'd like to pursue. Find out if you are eligible by checking the "High School Eligibility" tab on your program's webpage. Then, refer to the program's application steps and deadlines to apply.

Important Funding Information: If you attend a public high school, you may be able to apply for funding through the state's Start College Now program. Applications must be submitted to your school district by October 1 (spring start) or March 1 (fall start). Learn more >

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You'll hear from us about your application status and next steps. We can't wait to see you on campus!