Early College Coursework
High school coursework that may result in early college credit
This table shows the total number of students taking early college coursework in grades 10, 11, and 12 during 2015-2016. (Note: 9th grade data will be available for 2016- 2017) The table further divides these courses into Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Dual Credit (DC). Students may be enrolled in more than one type of early college coursework, but students are only counted once in the overall enrollment total.
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Upon completion of an AP course, students may choose to take the corresponding AP Exam. Illinois state law PA 99-0358 provides that a student who takes a College Board Advanced Placement examination and receives a score of 3 or higher on the examination is entitled to receive postsecondary level course credit at an Illinois public institution of higher education. This law requires each public institution of higher education to comply with the same standard of awarding course credit to any student receiving a score of 3 or higher on a College Board Advanced Placement examination and applying the credit to meet a corresponding course requirement for degree completion at that institution of higher education.