Earning College Credit During High School

Earning college credit during high school is a cost effective and a smart way to begin your quest for a college degree. Following are some options that may be available to you. You could save yourself some time and money. If you are up for the challenge, these are the links to help you out.

Advanced Placement Courses
Students who score three (3) or better on the College Board Advanced Placement examinations may be granted College credit. An official score report must be sent to the Office of the Registrar. The Admissions Office is your first contact concerning AP credit. Students should check with Admissions officials from individual colleges regarding accepting of credit for AP scores.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
International Baccalaureate Diploma will be recognized for up to 30 semester hours of credit. Higher level examination results with a score of four (4) or higher will granted (transfer) credit. The Admissions Office is your first contact concerning IB credit.

CLEP College Level Examination Program
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP®) offers you the opportunity to receive college credits for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 exams. CLEP credits will be accepted in accordance with College policy. For information about the CLEP see: www.capecod.edu/web/testing/clep

Challenge Exams
Challenge Exams may be available for selected courses. For information concerning Challenge exams, click on Cape Cod Community College's Academic Policies webpage. Contact your academic advisor to challenge a course.

Articulated Courses K-12
Articulated Courses K-12 are high school courses or programs of study which have been reviewed, whether locally at the college and/or through statewide agreements, and meet the outcomes and demonstrate the rigor of a college course. The program of study is delivered at the high school with high school faculty. The student, upon graduation from the high school and entering Cape Cod Community College, is awarded the credit provided the student has an 80 or B in the course or courses that match the articulated course and a 2.0 overall on a 4.00 scale. Courses are then entered on the College transcript. Contact point for articulated course is your high guidance counselor.

Dual Enrollment Program
Dual Enrollment Program is for high school students taking college courses at the college, his or her high school or online who will be receiving high school credit and college credit. A dual enrollment student may be enrolled in courses that do not count towards college graduation, for example developmental courses, but may count for graduation from high school. First contact is with the Dual Enrollment Administrator in the Admissions Office.

Early College Experience Program
Please visit the Bourne High School website for information on the Early College Experience Program.