CBC students are able to earn college credit while in high school via our participation in the Advanced Placement Program (AP) as well as through our partnerships with the SLU 1818 and UMSL ACP programs. These courses are the same courses that are taught to freshmen and sophomores on the respective college campus. The difference is that high school students take these classes at a greatly reduced cost, on their high school campus, with their own high school teachers. Here are just a few reasons why students enroll in dual credit courses:
In general, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with grade point averages at or above a 2.5 may participate in the program at the college level. CBC criteria for placement into these courses typically include earning an "A" grade in the current course in that same discipline along with meeting any specific departmental requirements as listed in our Online Course Guide.
Advanced Placement (AP)
AP is a national program of college-level courses for secondary school students. In AP courses, students learn about a subject in great detail and develop analytical and study skills that contribute to success at the college level. Taking the three hour AP examination in May can help students in the following ways:
The student should contact the admissions department of a post-secondary institution for credit transfer information. The links below may be of value during the registration and research process.