Meagan Strehlow and student Emmalee Wilson testify about College Credit in High School
UW-Green Bay freshman Emmalee Wilson and UW-Green Bay’s Director of K-12 Relations, Meagan Strehlow, testified in front of Rep. Dave Murphy’s, Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities on AB 805, Jan. 18, 2018. It provides new ways to utilize the Early College Credit Program. They then met with Wilson’s home representative, Andre Jacque.
“College Credit in high school classes have helped prepare me for college in ways that other classes didn’t,” Wilson said. a West De Pere graduate. “I learned how to study, be responsible and how to dedicate myself to a difficult assignment. It has also saved me over $20,000 and has given me the opportunity to graduate early. I am so grateful for the experiences I was able to have and learn from while still in high school.”
Strehlow had this to say, “During the 2016-17 school year, 1,400 students from 36 high schools across the state of Wisconsin enrolled in UW-Green Bay College Credit in High School classes. These 1,400 students earned over 4,000 college credits that they will apply towards a degree at UW-Green Bay or transfer into another UW System, private or out-of-state university. These credits will give them a head start on their college degree and decrease the cost of their college education. These 1,400 students saved nearly a million dollars in tuition in just one year of enrollment by paying a reduced tuition charge.”