College Credit in High School
There are many opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school. This is called, dual credit.
Dual credit programs give students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time. There are two ways to earn dual credit:
- Exam-based: Students take an exam (such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate) and apply to receive college credit with a certain minimum score.
- Course-based: Students enroll in class that has potential to earn both types of credit. These classes can be offered at the college (such as Running Start) or at the high school (such as College in the High School and Career Technical Education [CTE]). In these courses students are eligible to receive credit if they pass the class.
Learn more about Dual Credit in OSPI's website.
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Career and Technical Education courses