Articulation Information for High School Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators
Articulation agreements between your high school and Blackhawk Technical College offer substantial benefits to your students.
- They allow the high school student to earn technical college credit for certain courses while still in high school.
- They ease the transition from high school to college.
- They reduce the repetition in curriculum.
- They provide a head start on Blackhawk Technical College programs.
- They reduce college tuition costs by earning college credit for free while taking high school courses.
- They have no cost to high school students or their parents.
Information About the Two Types of Articulation Agreements
Both Transcripted Credit AND Advanced Standing Agreements
Transcripted Credit Agreements
- Student takes the course while in high school, at the high school, taught by a high school teacher.
- The high school teacher covers Blackhawk Technical College curriculum.
- The high school student receives high school credit when they pass the course.
- There is no cost to high school students or their parents to take high school courses with Blackhawk Technical College articulation agreements.
Advanced Standing Agreements
- The high school teacher grades according to the Blackhawk Technical College grading scale.
- The successful student earns a "C" or better to receive college credit.
- The successful student establishes a college transcript that can be requested from the college (a processing fee may apply).
- The Transcripted Credits earned are accepted within the Wisconsin Technical College System.
- The Transcripted Credits earned may be accepted by other institutions (check with the college of your choice to see if this is applicable).
- The successful student earns a "B" or better to be eligible to claim the credit at Blackhawk Technical College.
- The college credits are awarded to the student upon being admitted to the college and enrolling in classes.
- The student must enroll at Blackhawk Technical College within 2 1/2 years of high school graduation.
PLEASE DIRECT QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK TO:
- The high school will obtain and keep on file written parental consent giving permission for their students to participate in earning articulated credit.
- High school administration selects the courses to articulate that will build on the high school's curriculum and academic career plans for the students.
- Agreements are established in the fall semester for the following academic year.
- The high school course selection catalogue can accurately reflect which of the high school courses have agreements in place.
- The high school counselors, as well as high school parents, have more advanced knowledge so they can advise students which classes have articulation agreements at registration time.