What is High School Articulation

For several years Blackhawk Technical College has worked with public high schools in Rock and Green counties to develop successful articulation agreements. These agreements allow high school students to earn technical college credit for certain courses taken in high school. There are two types of agreements, Transcripted Credit and Advanced Standing, that help to facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college, reduce the repetition in curriculum, and allow students a head start on Blackhawk Technical College programs.

Transcripted Credit agreements are a great method for students to earn college credit while in high school. Through this agreement, a Blackhawk Technical College course is taught by a certified high school teacher at the high school. The high school student is “dual-enrolled” at his/her high school and Blackhawk Technical College.

Advanced Standing agreements are sometimes called “credit in escrow” because a student will earn the high school credit at the time the course is completed but will not have credit toward a Blackhawk Technical College program until the student enrolls in a technical college program.

 

Transcripted Credit

Advanced Standing

High School and BTC Competencies match

X

X

Student Receives High School Credit

X

X

Credits Transfer/Accepted within WTCS

X

X

Credits Transfer out of WTCS

X

 

Student Concurrently Receives College Credit

X

 

Student Grade on College Transcript

X

 

Actual BTC Course Taught in Your High School

X

 

 

For more information on the difference between Transcripted Credit and Advanced Standing agreements please refer to the side-by-side comparison chart provided by the Wisconsin Technical College System.