In 2013, the state of Wisconsin passed Wisconsin Act 20 replacing Part-Time Open Enrollment with a new statewide program called Course Options. Course Options allows high school students enrolled in a public school district the opportunity to take up to two courses in a semester from charter schools, institutions of higher education, and approved nonprofit organizations. For more information, including the Course Options application, visit courseoptions.dpi.wi.gov.
Before December 9, 2014 - The parent/student must complete all required sections of the application (PI-8900) and must sign the form and submit the application six weeks prior to the semester start date.
Before December 23, 2014 - High school submits official transcript and Individualized Education Program records to Madison College Enrollment Center, 1701 Wright St. Madison, WI 53597.
Before December 23, 2014 - Student creates a Madison College Student Account and submits any other materials to meet course prerequisites.
*Account Creation: Follow the Student Account Creation steps as outlined at Student Status.
*Course Prerequisites: Most classes have some form of enrollment requirement (also called a prerequisite) that must be met prior to enrolling. You may find course prerequisites listed as enrollment requirements by selecting a class at All Courses. For instance, Trigonometry (catalog # 20804213) has a COMPASS placement score requirement. Online and accelerated classes also require completion of a brief online orientation.
January 2, 2015 - Madison College begins processing Course Options applications.
Before January 9, 2015 - Submit an accommodation form to Disability Resource Services if desiring accommodations.
January 9, 2015 - Student and high school begin to receive approval or denial letters.
January 13, 2015 - High school notifies student/Madison College of approval/denial.
January 16, 2015 – Parent/guardian must submit the final copy of the Course Options application with the “will attend” or “will not attend” box selected.
January 20, 2015 - High school is billed 50% of tuition and 100% of book, material, security, and supplemental fees.
Be sure to know all the responsibilities and expectations of a Course Options student. The Course Options Instructional Guide (PDF 1.12MB) contains all the information you need to succeed. Still have questions? Call the Enrollment Center at (608) 246-6210.