Since 1975, roughly 39,000 high school students have benefited from UW Oshkosh CAPP college-credit courses.
We believe that our mission, to provide “academically able high school students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school [so that they have] a chance to experiment with the academic rigor of university course work while remaining with high school peers,” continues to be met with the highest quality of cooperation between Wisconsin’s excellent secondary schools and the tradition of excellence at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
What is CAPP?
CAPP is a UW Oshkosh initiative and collaboration with participating high schools to provide academically capable students an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. It is a concurrent enrollment program, meaning courses are taught for the most part during the regular school day, by certified high school teachers who hold adjunct lecturer status with UW Oshkosh. You receive both high school and college credit for your work, thereby decreasing your time to earn a college degree.
High school faculty who teach CAPP courses are reviewed, selected and supported by UW Oshkosh faculty. These adjunct faculty work with UW Oshkosh department faculty liaisons to ensure that their CAPP courses give you a chance to experiment with the academic rigor of university course work while remaining with high school peers. The type and number of courses offered is generally dependent on the master’s degrees held by teachers at any given high school. We continue to seek out schools in the area with appropriately credentialed teachers and will work with any school district in the state to expand opportunities for high school students.
As you walk into your CAPP class, remember that your teacher has been appointed as affiliated faculty at UW Oshkosh and have taken on a considerable load of teaching a college course – and will expect the same hard work from you.
The content, assignments, projects and assessments in CAPP courses* are identical to those taught on the UW Oshkosh campus. As a CAPP student, you will work toward the same outcomes as on-campus students. Those who successfully complete courses offered through CAPP earn UW Oshkosh credit, verified by an official transcript.
The UW Oshkosh CAP Program is nationally accredited through NACEP. Read more
*If your high school does not offer a course you would like to take, be sure to talk to your guidance counselor and request it or contact us to see if your school could offer it or if the course is currently offered online.