Youth Options

start college now

Students wanting to take courses at Blackhawk Technical College must enroll in a program called Start College Now. These rules will look most like the former Youth Options, however, this program only applies to the Wisconsin Technical Colleges.

Deadlines (March 1st and October 1st)

The new forms are available here.

Early college credit program

Early College Credit Program applies to any UW System institution, any Wisconsin Private College and any tribal college in Wisconsin. This is now open to students in 9th - 12th grades, however, they must meet the UW system admissions requirements in order to be eligible.

Deadlines (March 1st and October 1st).

Current SDJ students must take advantage of SDJ courses before enrolling in UW courses. SDJ will not approve comparable courses. The new forms are available here.


Students must select one program, as they cannot be enrolled in both a Start College Now class and an Early College Credit Program class at the same time. In both cases, all application materials are due to Dr. Kolleen Onsrud's office by the March 1st and October 1st deadlines.

contact information

Curriculum Coordinator

Dr. Kolleen Onsrud

608-743-5037 (Office)