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Frequently asked questions

How is dual credit different from AP credit?

  Dual Credit Advanced Placement
Description Dual Credit is a process through which a student may earn both high school and college credit by successfully completing college-level courses at their high school and/or college campus. These courses provide advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, regular high school classes. The AP Program allows students to take courses and exams that might potenti ally earn college credit or placement.
Credit Credit is awarded when the student passes the course. College credit is granted when students pass the AP examination and they have only one chance to do this. Students seeking credit through their AP grades should note that individual colleges and universities, not the College Board or the AP Program, grant course credit and placement.
Teachers/ Instructors Taught by college faculty and/or college credentialed high school teachers who serve as adjunct professors. Taught by specially trained high school teachers.
College/ University Acceptance Accepted at public colleges and universities across the nation. Students may verify the transferability of credit by asking the college or university if it accepts college-level courses in transfer. AP credit may be accepted at institutions across the nation, but it is not required. Accepting institutions will require a score of 3 or higher.
Taught Dual Credit courses can be taught at the high school or college campus. AP courses are taught on the high school campus.
Eligibility Must be currently attending high school. Must meet college placement scores. Parent/guardian and high school counselor approval is required. Open to any student who meets the AP criteria in the Course Catalog.