I go to a small, private high school and there is only 1 AP class available at my school, Calculus. I will be taking that next year when I am a senior. However, for the rest of our classes we have Advanced College Credit (ACC) courses offered through a local university. The concept is similar to taking a dual-enrollment course, where the class counts toward high school graduation and the grade you get in the class is included into your college GPA as well. The credit from these classes transfers to a number of colleges and universities, but not all.
My question is this: Will taking ACC classes instead of APs lessen my chances of being accepted into my first choice schools of Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Southern Methodist University? I'm not as interested in whether they will accept the credit as I am interested in whether it will hinder my ability to be accepted.