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AP and College Classes

PandaShoelacePandaShoelace 0 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5 New Member
My school doesn't have many AP classes, but we can take college courses under the PSEOA. I'm wondering, do these courses count as AP classes? If not, if I were to put them under a "Courses" or "Classes" section or something like that, would they be recognized as having similar difficulty to AP?
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  • drusbadrusba 9561 replies20 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 9,581 Senior Member
    High school students who take college courses may get credit for them once they are accepted to college, but varying rules can apply. They are not considered "AP" courses but the result is the same, i.e., degree of difficulty is generally recognized and college credit may be given. The course must be one that actually can be transferred for credit to the 4-year college, and for that you have to check the particular 4-year colleges to which you may eventually apply, e.g.,, community colleges typically have many work-oriented courses that may not transfer to a 4-year college. Also, colleges usually do not give credit if the course is one you are using to meet a requirement for graduation from high school, which may be the case in a PSEOA program which requires that you not be enrolled in high school full-time (i.e., such students are more likely to take a college course designed to meet a high school graduation requirement)
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 485 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 492 Member
    What do you mean by “count as AP”? By whom? College Board wouldn’t say you’ve taken an AP course, because it’s not an approved AP course. But if you take the AP test, they will certainly report an AP test score.

    Colleges consider various sources for possible credit - AP, CLEP, Dual enrollment, etc. You’d need to check with each school on specific policies for the type of course you are taking. Same with how they would consider their rigor in an application.
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  • bopperbopper 13871 replies98 discussionsForum Champion CWRU Posts: 13,969 Forum Champion
    No they won't count as AP classes, but you may be able to get college credit for them (esp if you go to a State University/college)
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