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3 ways students can get college credit

Advanced Placement classes aren't the only way to get a leg up on college competion

3 ways students can get college credit

If your teen wants to get ahead while still in high school, taking Advanced Placement classes can help. But, did you know there are three other ways to get college credit?

  • The student can take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam to earn credit for knowledge acquired through independent study, on-the-job training, or internships. CLEP exams are only offered at Orange County Community College in Middletown and Dutchess County Community College in Poughkeepsie. Visit for details.

  • Enroll in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme ( Students who receive an IB diploma simultaneously meet their high school’s graduation requirements and, therefore, also receive the local high school diploma. The IB diploma is recognized by colleges and universities around the world as a university entry credential.

  • Take a college level course through a local college (for example, Dutchess Community College (DCC) or Marist).

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