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Start College Now Program

Appleton Area School District high school students in 11th or 12th grade who meet the eligibility requirements defined in applicable State Statutes, regulations, and District policies, and who submit timely and complete applications and notices, may be permitted to enroll in one or more courses at a Wisconsin Technical College through the Start College Now technical college course program.

The Chief Academic Officer (CAO) or an Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction (ACI) administrative-level designee shall be responsible for (1) ensuring that the District appropriately processes requests/applications related to the Start College Now technical college course program; and (2) except for refusal of permission to take a course that is based on an undue financial burden, determine whether the District will approve individual applications, and pay for specific courses based on the criteria established in State law, any applicable State regulations, and applicable District policies and procedures.

The authority of the program administrator(s) includes, but is not limited to, the authority to make or approve the following determinations on behalf of the District:

1. Whether a student meets the minimum eligibility criteria established in State law;
2. Whether a proposed course is comparable to a course already offered in the District;
3. Whether the student will be eligible to receive high school credit for the successful completion of a proposed course; and
4. Whether the proposed course and any resulting credit meets any of the District’s high school graduation requirements.

The District may refuse to allow a student with a disability to attend a technical college through the Start College Now technical college course program if the costs related to any special services required for the student would impose an undue financial burden on the District. The determination of an undue financial burden shall be made by the Assistant Superintendent of Pupil/Student Services.

Deadline Who What

March  1 for Fall Sem (Lawrence T1)


October 1 for Spring Sem (Lawrence T 2&3)

Student & Counselor

Complete the following forms:

  • Start College Now or Early College Credit Program form
  • Course Request Form (internal document)
  • College/University syllabus or course description for each class requested
  • High School transcript
  • Send all forms by deadlines (listed to the left) to the ACI Department

May 15 for Fall Sem (Lawrence T1)


November 15 for Spring Sem (Lawrence T 2&3)

AASD Director/ Curriculum Coordinator
  • Notify student of acceptance or denial in the Start College Now Program or Early College Credit Program by deadlines (listed to the left).
Deadlines Set By College/University Student & Counselor

Once approval is received:

  • Complete application and other necessary documents as per college/university






UW Fox Valley

UW Oshkosh