Earning college credit in high school
There are many ways that high school students can prepare for college-level work and even earn college credit while in high school. In Minnesota, that includes Advanced Placement, concurrent reenrollment programs like College in the Schools, the College-Level Examination Program, International Baccalaureate and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options.
It’s always up to individual institutions to determine which opportunities qualify for credit when the student is accepted; many Minnesota private colleges recognize these programs and their exams as ways to earn credit and thus complete degrees faster. Check out our summary of what our individual colleges recognize and accept. This info is also available for download as a handy PDF for offline viewing.
Have a student taking classes through Post-Secondary Enrollment Options? Be sure to check out Transferology to see how specific classes might transfer.
If you and your student decide to explore these options, remember that not all the college credits earned in high school will transfer to every college. And even when they are accepted, each college may treat that credit differently.
Plus, encourage your student to keep the class syllabi. This can help when colleges are trying to determine whether to accept the credit.