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Dual Credit Programs

Earn College Credits in High School

Get a jump-start on college and save money by enrolling in a dual-credit program. Dual-credit programs allow high school students to earn both high school and college credits in the same course, at the same time.

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Running Start is a statewide partnership between community and technical colleges and local high schools. The program allows high school juniors and seniors to attend the college tuition-free and have the credits count for both high school and college credit. College credits are paid for by the high school, saving families money as students begin their college careers. 

  • Tuition free. Students pay for other related costs (books, class-based fees and transportation).
  • Located at the college.

Contact your local college to learn more.

 

Tech Prep allows high school students to earn college credit in their high school career and technical education classes without leaving their high school campus. 

Contact your high school to find out which classes qualify for Tech Prep.

College in the High School programs provide college-level academic courses to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Courses are taught at the high school, by high school teachers, with college curriculum, college textbooks, and oversight by college faculty and staff. 

  • Students pay fees, but typically far less that regular college tuition.
  • Students may also pay for textbooks.
  • Located at the high school.

Contact your high school to find out which classes are offered.

Most colleges award college credit for students who achieve certain scores on the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. 

  • Students pay exam fees.
  • Located at the high school.

Every college has its own policy for awarding credit. Contact your local college to learn more.

If you work for a college and need more information, visit these links:

 

 

 

 

 

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