This issue has been discussed at least briefly on several threads of the Parents forum, but I can't find in one location information as to which colleges and universities do not accept credit for "college-in-the-high school" (aka dual credit) courses. I'm asking this because many parents in our local high schools have found, to their chagrin, that the Spanish IV course or Pre-Calculus course that they had paid the local CC or SUNY or Syracuse University to get credit for will not be accepted at the college their son or daughter has been accepted at. In some cases they had been told that "all colleges accept these credits" only to find out that what the teacher/guidance counselor meant was "all SUNY colleges will accept these credits."
One might guess that college-in-the-high school courses will not garner you credit at Harvard, Yale or Princeton, but looking around at the admissions sites for less prestigious institutions it seems there are many others that will not accept dual enrollment credits. These include:
To name just a few. Could CC Parents who have been down this path add to this list? I would like to share this information with our high school along with a suggestion that they be more careful about overstating the transferrability of college-in-the-high school credits. [Please note: I am not arguing against dual credit programs -- they have innate value just in the extra challenge they offer strong secondary school students -- just the way they are often billed as a way to save money at ALL colleges.]