Attend Mount Mary College while you are in high
school and earn both high school and college credit.
The Youth Options program
is an opportunity for juniors and seniors who attend public high school
in Wisconsin to take college level courses and receive high school and
Youth Options is open to male and female high school students.
- Connect with your high school guidance office.
- Visit the Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website, sponsors of Youth Options, for
details and FAQs about the program.
- Plan ahead. DPI deadlines are March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
- Research the course options in the Academic Bulletin and work with the Youth Options Coordinator at Mount Mary College for specific course selection and possibilities.
Applying to the Program:
- Complete the Youth
Options Program Plan and Report (PI-8700). Consult with the Mount
Mary Youth Options Coordinator when filling out this form.
- Complete the Mount Mary College Application for
- Send official high school transcripts (ACT scores are optional) to
Mount Mary's Admission Office. Use Mount
Mary's transcript request form to help move the process forward.
- Complete and submit the Youth Options Participant Agreement Form.
- Complete and submit the Youth Options Billing Information Form.
Note: Students of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) are not required to complete this billing form.
- Upon receipt and positive evaluation of the five documents outlined above you will be registered for the course(s) you selected, if room is available. A confirmation packet will be mailed to you.
- A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the beginning of the semester to help you get acquainted with the Mount Mary campus and to prepare yourself for the first day of class.
- You will also need to secure textbooks for your class. It is your responsibility to purchase your books, but be sure to save your receipts as some districts offer reimbursement. Visit Mount Mary's online Bookstore.
- Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to receive official transcripts through the Mount Mary College Registrar's Office.
Benefits of the Youth Options Program at Mount Mary:
- student ID
- free student parking permit
- My Mount Mary account
- small class sizes
- computer labs
- email service/personal account
- library card
- use of fitness center, campus dining and other campus resources
- privilege to attend college events
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Regardless of age, once a student is enrolled in a post secondary institution, the FERPA rights transfer from the parent to the student. As a participant in Youth Options, students are considered enrolled in a post secondary institution so their rights are transferred. Since Youth Options students are enrolled in both high school and college, the two schools may exchange information about the student. The rights still remains to the parent regarding high school records and the parent may inspect and review records send by the college to the high school. If a student would like to complete a FERPA waiver form giving their parent rights to access their Mount Mary information, they can contact the Youth Options Coordinator for this form.
For more information about FERPA and student privacy rights, please visit the US Department of Education website, www.ed.gov.
Find Out More:
Please contact the Youth Options Coordinator for additional information or assistance in completing the necessary paperwork.
Youth Options Coordinator
c/o Admission Office
Mount Mary College
2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI, 53222
(800) 321-6265 or (414) 256-1219