Dual Enrollment & Online Courses

Last Updated: 3/1/2021 9:32 PM
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Frequently Asked Questions:


What is the Course Like?

AP Courses
AP course work is college level work, students are expected to read, reason and write at a college level. All curriculum for AP courses is checked and certified to be college level by the college board. Obviously, AP courses are challenging, but also very rewarding for students who choose to take these courses. 

Dual Credit Courses
Dual credit courses are also college level classes. The main difference is that Dual Credit courses are the same class that you would have if you attended the college accrediting the course. Again, students need to exhibit the maturity level and responsibility of someone taking a college level class. 


How Will I Receive Credit?

These courses can be paid by ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES MONIES

AP Courses
AP credit is given based on the score a student receives on the AP test at the end of the class. AP tests are scored on a 1-5 scale. A three or above is considered passing (some schools require a 4 or 5). 

Dual Credit Courses
With Dual Credit you are actually a student of the college that is certifying the class. You pay for the credit at the beginning of the class and the grade that you receive in the class goes on both your high school transcript and a transcript from the certifying college. 


What is the Cost?

AP Courses
AP tests generally cost between $90 and $100 per exam and are a onetime fee.

Dual Credit Courses
Costs vary depending on the class and certifying institution. Cost is generally $65 per credit hour. Most semester classes are three credit hours. 


Will It Transfer to the College I Want to Attend?

AP Courses
Check on college admission websites to find out what score you need to get on the AP test to transfer the credit. 

Dual Credit Courses
Most colleges accept dual credit like they would a transfer from another college. Check with your college to see if the Dual Credit choice you choose is a requirement at the institution you would like to attend.


How Do I Earn Credit for My AP Scores?

If you earn an AP Exam score of 3 or higher, chances are you can receive credit, advanced placement or both from your college — most colleges and universities in the United States and institutions in more than 60 other countries grant credit and placement for AP scores or acknowledge AP scores in the admission process.

College credit and/or advanced placement can be a big reward for all the hard work you put into your AP courses and exams. Also, when you enter college with credit you've already earned through AP, you can save time and money. With a head start on your degree, you may have the flexibility to move into upper-level courses sooner, pursue a double major or study abroad.

               Current Course Offerings (subject to change):

AP American Gov & Politics
AP English Lang & Comp A&B
AP English Lit & Comp A&B
AP Microeconomics
AP Psychology A&B 
AP US History A&B 
AP Statistics 
DC Anatomy & Physiology A&B BIOL 1060 &1060L
DC American Sign Language ASL 101
DC Biology A&B BIO 100 
DC Calculus A&B Math 1170 
DC College Algebra Math 1050 
DC Economics CFS 1120 
DC Eng 12A Eng 101 
DC Eng 12B Eng 102 
DC Environmental Science A&B BIOL 1040 
DC Fund. of Health Professions ALLH 202 
DC Gov & Politics A&B POLS 101 
DC Health and Wellness PSYE 155 
DC High School to College Transition UNIV 100 
DC Human Dev Lifespan FCHD 1500 
DC Idaho Science & Aerospace Scholars ENGR 115 
DC Intro go Geology GEO 1010 
DC Intro to Music MUSC 1100 
DC Intro to Statistics MATH 1153 
DC Library Research Skills UNIV 106 
DC Lifetime Fitness PHYA 103 
DC Medical Terminology ALLH 101
DC Macroeconomics ECON 201 
DC Microeconomics ECON 202 
DC Psychology A& B PSYC 101 
DC Sociology SOC 101 
DC Spanish 3 A&B SPAN 1010/1020
DC Spanish 4 A&B SPAN SPAN 2010/2020 
DC Speech COM 101 
DC Trigonometry Math 1060 
DC Understand Theater THEA 1013 
DC US History A&B HIST 111/112 
DC USU 1320 (Civ: Humanities) 
DC Western Civ A&B HIST 101/102 
DC Western Literature ENGL 257
American Foundations FDAMF101 
Career Development in Psychology PSYCH 112 
College Algebra FDMAT 110 
Introduction to Business B101 
Math for the Real World FDMAT 108 
Medical Terminology HS 280 
Natural Disasters FDSCI 201 
General Psychology PSYCH 111 
Science Foundations FDSCI 101 
Writing & Reasoning FDENG101


I've Taken Classes. Now What?

The first thing to understand is that each college and university — not the College Board or the AP Program — makes its own decisions about awarding credit and placement. Most have a written policy spelling out things like the minimum required score to earn credit for a given AP Exam, the amount of credit awarded and how credits are applied. Review this information on the individual college's website or here.

To receive credit, you must request that the College Board send your official AP score report to the college of your choice, either at the time of testing or afterward through a score report request. Colleges will usually notify you during the summer, after receiving your scores, about any credit, placement and/or course exemptions you have earned. If you have questions about the status of your AP credit or placement, you should contact your college.