Campus Testing Center

Dual Credit, AP, and IB

 

Aren't they really all the same program?

No, not really. Here are some ways they differ:

AP
Advanced
Placement
IB
International
Baccalaureate
ACP
Dual
Credit
Is a university letter grade awarded and recorded for credit at the university? NO NO YES
Is the instructor required to have at least a master's degree? NO NO YES
Do classes provide a broad, subject-based curriculum? NO NO YES
Is "credit" awarded based on a single test score? YES YES NO
Is there direct accountability to national, state, and local educational authorities? NO NO YES
Is the program managed by an educational institution with national academic accreditation? NO NO YES
Is the program managed by corporate entities with no academic accreditation? YES YES NO

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