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College Credit for High School Students – Advanced Placement or Dual Credit? Part 1

There are a variety of ways today’s high school students can earn college credit while attending high school. Of course, with options comes the difficulty of deciding which is best.   The following is an overview of a few of the options many schools offer. Dual Enrollment, Dual Credit or Concurrent Enrollment Across the U.S., Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment […]

The Confusing World of Weighted Grades.

As soon as the “ink” dried on my last post, Weighted Grades – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,  I read an article about how the University of Michigan is going stop re-calculating GPAs.  Apparently the differences are not big enough to justify the effort.  Give a point to the “grade grubbers”.

Answers from the president of the College Board Part II

I am  greatly entertained with many of the comments on The Choice’s – Guidance Office series of Questions and Answers with Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board. It is clear that there are many who have an axe to grind with the College Board.  I guess this makes sense as the College Board is deeply intertwined […]

Tufts University AP Credit Policy Reduces Students’ Credits

There was an article in the Tufts Daily on Sept 18th  that discusses Tufts University’s decision to put a cap on the number of credits a student can earn from AP scores.  This does not bode well for incoming students who thought they would have many prerequisites under their belt due to good AP scores. Despite some student […]

Advanced Placement Exams as the new indicator for college success?

This past week there were two articles that indicated that colleges are looking at AP exams as a better indicator, than SAT exams, of a students ability to succeed in college .  One article was in the New York Times and the other in the Washington Post. In some ways  this makes sense.  The AP […]