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 are 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.


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.

Learn more: Dual Enrollment

Early College Experience Program

This program is available to students of Bourne High School.

Learn more: Early College Experience Program (ECEP)

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.

Advanced Placement Equivalency Guide
Advanced Placement Examination (AP) Exams, and scores required to earn credit in CCCC courses:


AP Exam Required
Min. Score
CCCC Equiv. Course College Credit
Art History3ART125 & ART1346 credits
Music Theory3MUS1013 credits
Studio Art 2D Design3ART1013 credits
Studio Art 3D Design3ART1303 credits
Studio Art Drawing: Drawing3ART1003 credits
English Language and Composition3ENL1013 credits
English Writing and Literature3ENL1023 credits
World Languages & Cultures
Spanish Language and Culture3
4 credits
4 credits
French Language and Culture3
4 credits
4 credits
History & Social Science
Comparative Government & Politics3GOV1013 credits
Human Geography3GEO1043 credits
Macroeconomics3ECO1173 credits
Microeconomics3ECO1183 credits
Psychology3PSY1013 credits
United States Government & Politics3GOV1113 credits
United States History3
HIS103 & HIS104
3 credits
6 credits
World History3HIS1203 credits
Math & Computer Science
Statistics3, 4, 5MAT1503 credits
Calculus AB4 or 5MAT2404 credits
Calculus AB (with a required minimum score of 4 or 5) Subscore:
Calculus BC4 or 5MAT240 & MAT2508 credits
Computer Science A4 or 5CSC1103 credits
Computer Science AB3
4 or 5
CSC130 & CSC230
4 credits
8 credits
Note: Students considering transferring to the UMASS institutions should be aware that college credit given for AP science exams may not be accepted, resulting the need to repeat courses at UMASS.
4 or 5
4 credits
4 credits
4 or 5
4 credits
4 credits
Physics AP C3
4 or 5
4 credits
4 credits


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.

Learn more: CLEP at CCCC

Challenge Exams

Challenge Exams may be available for selected courses. Contact your academic advisor to challenge a course.

Learn more: Challenge Exams at CCCC

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 demonstrated 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 approved articulated courses is your high guidance counselor.