Instructional Coach/ Testing Coordinator
HOW DO STUDENTS ENTER COLLEGE CLASSIFIED AS A SOPHOMORE?
1. ACT subscores: When students make a high composite or high subscore on the ACT, some universities accept this score as equivalent to a Freshman course. To learn more, contact the college or university that your child plans to attend to see what they accept for course equivalents.
2. AP courses/exam scores: When students complete AP courses, they will also take an exam at the end of the course. The course and exam is managed by a company called College Board. Tests are scored between 1(lowest) and 5 (highest). The College Board exams are also recognized at colleges and universities as course equivalents at certain levels. To learn more, contact the college or university of choice to see the requirements for course equivalents.
3. CLEP Exams: The College Board offers 33 exams in 5 subject areas. The tests demonstrate mastery of college-level material and earn college credit of introductory college classes. For a list of available tests, search CLEP exam site and seek information about the requirements for you chosen college/university as well as your degree pathway.
4. Dual Enrollment courses: Finally, the more dual enrollment courses a student can successfully complete, the more college credits available to begin their college career.
A WORD OF CAUTION: Make sure that you know what courses at the college or university each one of these opportunities will replace. There is no need to take a CLEP exam for a course you took as a dual enrollment course or AP course with acceptable exam score.