Youth Options

The Youth Options Program (YOP) enables students from area high schools to pursue college course work at MSOE at the shared expense of your school district and MSOE.

In order to be eligible for the Youth Options Program:

  • Students must have completed the 10th grade.
  • Students must have good academic standing and have an acceptable disciplinary record.
  • Students must must apply to the post-secondary institution in the semester prior to the one in which the student plans to attend the post-secondary course.
  • Students must apply no later than March 1st for a course to be taken in the fall semester or October 1st for a course to be taken in the spring semester.

How you benefit:

  • You take a college course at no cost.
  • If you successfully complete the course you may be granted high school and college credit. Check with your guidance counselor for your school districts policies.
  • Advanced learning opportunities.
  • Early transitioning to college.

Materials required for application:

Enrollment may be subject to class space limitations.

Suggested Courses

Although students may enroll in any MSOE course for which they meet the prerequisites, the following freshman level courses have typically been popular with YOP students. Download the Academic Catalog to browse the available courses. In order for your school district to pay for a course, they must first approve your enrollment in that course. Please note that course times vary each quarter.

The following are some suggested YOP courses at MSOE.

  • SE-1011 Software Development I (4 credits)
  • SE-1021 Software Development II (4 credits)
  • EG-120 Engineering Graphics I (2 credits)
  • CE-1900 Digital Logic I (3 credits)
  • MS-273 Web Site Design (3 credits)
  • MS-275 Advanced Web Site Design (3 credits)

Questions regarding the Youth Options Program at MSOE may be directed to Dan Meiser at (414) 277-2577, or by email at

Office of Undergraduate Admissions/YOP
1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109

Get Started
MSOE Videos
Experience MSOE

Explore Why People Choose MSOE