Early College Credit
High School students in grades 9 through 12 may participate in the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) and enroll in UW System institutions, private non-profit higher education institution, and tribally controlled colleges in the State of Wisconsin to take courses which lead to credit granted toward high school graduation, or for college credit only if they are not comparable to a course offered at the high school.
The Board of Education will limit the credits for which the district will pay at institutions of higher education under the Early College Credit Program to 18 credits per student.
The Board of Education is responsible for costs of a student attending institutions of higher education under the Early College Credit Program as defined in statute where the course is not comparable to a course offered in the Lodi School District. If the student is taking a non-comparable course under the Early College Credit Program for college credit only the student’s family is responsible for 25% of the cost. Any student costs that would otherwise be allowed under the program will be waived if they pose an undue financial burden to the student’s family (student receiving free or reduced lunch).
If a pupil received a failing grade or fails to complete an Early College Credit Program course for which the Board of Education has made payment, the Board will request reimbursement from the student/family. If the student/family fails to provide reimbursement for the dropped or failed courses(s) the student will no longer be eligible for participation in the Early College Credit Program. Seniors will not receive their diploma until reimbursement is made.
Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and student. State reimbursement may be available through direct application by the parent/guardian or student to the Department of Public Instruction.
Legal Ref.: Section 118.55 Wisconsin Statutes PI40 Wisconsin
ECCP applications and other resources can be found at the ECCP link below. Students need to complete the "UW System ECCP Participation Form" and turn it into the Counseling office in order to apply for the program.
Applications for the ECCP are due to Mrs. Hendricks in the Counseling Office by: Fall Semester Courses ~ March 1; Summer Course ~ February 1; and Spring Semester Courses ~ October 1. This is a state funded program, therefore these are firm dates and late applications will not be accepted.
UW System ECCP Procedures
Return the application form to the counseling office on or before the due date for the corresponding semester. Admission requirements include: high school junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher, and support for your academic plan from your high school counselor, principal, and board of education. Visit the following website for specific options through the University of Wisconsin-Madison: High School Students.
Wisconsin Private/Tribal School ECCP Procedures
Visit the following website for specific options at private and/or tribal Wisconsin universities: ECCP Information. Return the application form to the counseling office on or before the due date for the corresponding semester.