Start College Now

Contemplating a technical career? Do you want to get a head start on college or prepare to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation? Consider Wisconsin’s Start College Now program. This program allows all public high school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take postsecondary courses at Wisconsin technical colleges. Benefits include:

  • Earn college and high school credit simultaneously
  • Earn college credits at little or no cost to you. School districts pay for the cost of courses and required books. You are responsible for the cost of supplies and optional materials (tools, workbooks, uniforms, certification exams, etc.)

Deadlines and Procedures

  1. Upon school district approval, your application should be forwarded to WCTC. Submit approved applications by scanning and emailing to Nicole Luzich or mailing to:

    Attn: Nicole Luzich, I-156
    800 Main St.
    Pewaukee, WI, 53072

    Please consider any school district requests or program requirements before submitting your application to WCTC.

  2. A program introduction letter will be mailed or e-mailed when your application is received. Please provide valid and legible physical and e-mail addresses on your application.

  3. Follow up with WCTC to confirm final course selections and determine the steps to complete course prerequisites.

  4. If you meet application deadlines, receive school district approval, submit an application to WCTC and complete course prerequisites, you will be enrolled in your selected courses (space permitting) during the open registration period. If a seat is not available, WCTC will help you find a suitable alternative.

  5. A second letter, containing your schedule and information on textbooks and materials, will be mailed and/or e-mailed to you.

  6. Final grades will be shared with your school district after you complete the course.

Please note: You should first consult with your high school counselor to determine if the course(s) you have selected are consistent with your Academic and Career Planning (ACP) goals and will not conflict with high school course and co-curricular commitments.