Youth Options

Youth Options

Your future, your choice...CHOOSE Youth Options

Youth Options- Challenge yourself academically and earn college credits while your school district pays for your class(s).

Wisconsin's Youth Options program provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors who are in good academic standing to take postsecondary courses at technical college that can count for both college credit and toward high school graduation. Interested students apply to their school district asking for approval to take one or more college courses each semester of their junior or senior year. By approving the student to take college course(s), the school district will pay for the student's tuition and fee associated with the cost of the course(s).

For more information, please contact your high school counselor or MSTC's High School Career Coach, Xiong Vang, at or 715.422.5521



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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can Mid-State use those scores?

Yes. The scores can be used if the test has been taken within the past five years.

Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.

Will a GED or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.

How do I apply to a program?

Click on How to Apply above to get started!

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.