Earn College Credit in High School

Students earning college credit while still in high school can count most classes towards both their high school graduation requirements and their program of study in college. Research shows that students taking college level classes in high school are more likely to enroll in higher education as well as be more successful in completing not only secondary but also post-secondary education. Students can use this opportunity for college or career readiness.


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Concurrent and Dual Enrollment at LCCC

Get a jumpstart on your college education use concurrent and dual enrollment classes to meet the general education requirements or take the introductory classes for your program of study. Learn how students can reach their goals while in high school.

Concurrent Enrollment

Juniors and seniors in the LCCC service area school districts may take classes on their high school campus for college credit through LCCC. The grade for these courses will be recorded on both a high school transcript and a college transcript.

Dual Enrollment

Juniors and seniors in the LCCC service area school districts may take one free class per semester directly through LCCC as long as the course is being used to meet high school graduation or state scholarship requirements. Talk to your high school counselor first to be sure the course you want to take will count for graduation. The grade for these courses will be recorded on both a high school transcript and a college transcript.

Advanced Placement

AP is recognized by approximately 3,400 American colleges and universities, which grant credit, advanced placement, or both for AP courses and exam grades. Colleges and universities understand the value of AP for preparing students to succeed in rigorous university courses. Access and Equity AP promotes open access to students who may excel in only one or two academic disciplines. The AP Program is designed to give all students an opportunity to challenge themselves with a rigorous academic experience. Please click this link for more information about AP programs.

International Baccalaureate

IB Diploma Program is widely recognized for its high academic standards.  Assessment is varied and takes place over two years, with final exams in each subject. IB Diploma Program graduates are welcomed by the world’s leading universities. Please click this link for more information about IP programs.


CLEP Testing

CLEP tests can help students receive college credit what they already know. Students pay a nominal fee to take a knowledge-based test through College Board and many colleges accept the scores as college credit (just like the ACT). Please click this link for more information about CLEP testing.


For more information about any of these programs, please contact your high school counselor.

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