High School/College Partnerships

Differences between Dual Credit, AP, and IB


Dual Credit


Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate

Are university letter grades awarded to students and recorded for credit at the university?

Yes No No

Is the classroom instructor required to have at least a Master's degree in the subject being taught?

Yes No No

Do classes provide a broad subject-based curriculum?

Yes No No

Is there direct accountability to national, state and local educational authorities?

Yes No No

Is the program managed by an educational institution with national academic accreditation?

Yes No No

Is "credit" for the class awarded to students based on single test scores?

No Yes Yes

Is the program managed by corporate entities which have no academic accreditation or standing?

No Yes Yes

Contact Info

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