Earn College Credit in High School

In partnership with your school district, FVTC is happy to provide opportunities for your students to explore potential careers, save time and money on college credits, and enter the workforce better prepared. Motivated students can earn more than just technical college credits. Early College Credit courses provide students with opportunities to pathway into technical college credentials while still in high school, at little to no cost to the student or family.

Early College Credit Options 

  • Dual Credit: FVTC courses, taught at the high school, by a certified high school teacher. High school teachers are certified and mentored by FVTC faculty to duplicate competencies, curriculum, and assessment. The credits and grades earned will apply to both high school and college graduation at no cost to the school district or family. 
  • Start College Now: Qualified public-school juniors and seniors may take college-level classes at FVTC, if a comparable course is not offered within their district. Eligible students submit a “Start College Now” application and work with school counselors to select coursework. To obtain district school board approval, applications are due to the high school by March 1st for fall classes and October 1st for spring classes. All costs for this program are covered by the high school. If you have any questions, please email StartCollegeNow@fvtc.edu

PLEASE NOTE: We want to notify you of an upcoming change to advanced standing courses in General Education (Communication Skills, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences) for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please review Advanced Standing Changes (PDF) for specific details. For more information, please email Jennifer Van Thiel.

Interested in learning more?

Meet with your School Counselor to explore pathway options available at your school. Or email: admissions@fvtc.edu to schedule a one-on-one with an FVTC Admissions representative. 

Interested in becoming a Dual Credit teacher at FVTC?

Want to talk with a content expert before applying? First point of contact for each division (PDF)

General questions about Dual Credit: email us at dualcredit@FVTC.edu.

Step 1: 2024-2025 NEW Dual Credit Teacher applications are now open, through June 30, 2024. Click on the "Apply" button and search for Dual Credit in the search box.  APPLY HERE

What you need to apply: The following documents are required as part of your submission. Be sure to have official copies ready to attach.

      • Copy of DPI License(s)
      • Experienced Licensure Documentation (Resume with articulated experience noted)
      • Copy of Official transcripts (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Special Note: Instructor email address must be the high school work email ONLY. Example: tsmith@aasd.k12.wi.us.

FVTC faculty and K-12 Partnerships will review qualifications and request additional information when appropriate. You will be contacted by an FVTC Instructor or Dean regarding your submission, once it has been reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact the K12 Office at 920-735-2563 or email dualcredit@FVTC.edu.

Step 2: Attend the required program summit or meet one-on-one with your Faculty Liaison to review qualifications and fulfill training requirements. Note that some courses require teachers to complete the course prior to becoming certified to teach the curriculum. 

Step 3: Account set up: If approved, you will receive an automated email with onboarding directions from Workday.

Step 4:  K-12 Partnerships will work with your district scheduling team each May to confirm Dual Credit course offerings for the following school year. The specific information submitted will be used to build your FVTC courses. If for any reason the courses do not run, please notify us immediately to ensure our records are updated accordingly. 

*Annual requirement to maintain certification: High School Instructors are required to meet annually with FVTC Faculty to ensure curriculum and course standards continuing to be met.

For summit specifics and registration information, visit our Educator Development & Events page.

Dual Credit Timeline


Students: Fall & Year-long Enrollment Deadline

Deadline to enroll themselves in FVTC fall and year-long courses to be eligible for credit.

Students: Fall Withdrawal Deadline

Deadline to withdraw from fall classes without impact to GPA.

Dual Credit Teachers: Grades Entered

Grades must be entered in the FVTC system within 48 hours of course completion.

Dual Credit Teachers: All Fall Grades Entered

All fall grades must be entered for students to be eligible to receive the credit they have earned.

Students: Spring Enrollment Deadline

Deadline to enroll themselves in FVTC spring courses to be eligible for credit.

Students: Year-Long Withdrawal Deadline

Deadline to withdraw from year-long courses without impact to GPA.

NEW Dual Credit Teachers: Applications Open

Applications open for the upcoming academic year.

Students: Spring Withdrawal Deadline

Deadline to withdraw from spring courses without impact to GPA.

Dual Credit Teachers: Attend Required Training

Attend required summits and trainings, as advised by your FVTC Faculty Liaison.

Students: Set Up Student Account

To save time with fall course enrollment, we recommend that all students set up their student account prior to leaving for summer.

HS Administrators: Confirm Dual Credit Courses

Deadline to confirm Dual Credit course offerings with for the upcoming academic year with FVTC K-12 Partnerships team.

HS Administrators: Receive Contracts

Receive contracts with specific courses and estimated tuition savings for the upcoming academic year.

HS Administrators: Signed Contracts Due

Signed contracts due back to FVTC.

Dual Credit Teachers: Grades Entered

Grades must be entered in the FVTC system within 48 hours of course completion.

NEW Dual Credit Teachers: Applications Due

Applications will no longer be accepted for the upcoming school year.

HS Administrators, Teachers, & FVTC K-12 Staff: Dual Credit Orientation

We highly recommend hosting a Dual Credit Orientation at your school for parents and dual credit students. FVTC staff will facilitate the orientation and help with the account setup and enrollments at this time. Please contact Jennifer Van Thiel to coordinate specifics. Email Jennifer Van Thiel.

Contact Us

Jennifer Van Thiel
Manager K-12 Partnerships
P: 920-560-1439

Alexandra Mischler
Articulation Specialist K-12 Partnerships
P: 920-735-2563

Amanda Martzahl
Career Discovery and K12 Partnership Specialist
P: 920-996-2803

Brooke Friederichs
Start College Now Specialist
P: 920-735-4889