Why You Should Take IB Classes in High School Instead of AP

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CollegeXpress Student Writer; Graduate, University of Colorado, Boulder

Are you considering IB classes in high school? Here are some of the benefits and challenges of this advanced curriculum. read more

5 Things to Know About Early College Programs in High School

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Will you apply as a freshman? Will all your credits transfer? A high school junior enrolled in her school's early college program shares everything she's learned about the process of applying to a four-year college. read more

Dual Enrollment: Online vs. On-Campus Classes

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High School Student

Students interested in dual enrollment might be wondering whether to take a class on campus or online. Time to compare and contrast! read more

AP vs. Dual Enrollment Classes: What's the Difference?

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Student, Woodgrove High School

Dual enrollment classes and AP classes are similar--but they're not the same. Here are some of the major differences. read more

Early College Credit Options

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High School Student

High schools offer a myriad of programs like Advanced Placement, Concurrent Enrollment, and even early college courses in association with local universities and community trade schools. One student explains why students should consider these special academic options. read more

The Beginning of the End of AP Credit?

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Dartmouth College recently announced that they will no longer grant credit for AP exams. Could this mark the beginning of the end of the program? read more

Will a dual enrollment during high school increase my chances of being accepted into a university when I graduate?

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Dual enrollment is done in many ways: by taking courses given at the high school that are sponsored by a college or university and offer college credit or by enrolling (with permission from the high school) in a few courses at a local community college while still enrolled in high school. read more

Summer Mathematics Programs

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Editor, Summer Program Search

Whether you're a math whiz or can't solve for 'X' to save your life, these summer mathematics programs for high school students will have you calculating more than the right SPF to wear at the beach. read more

The World is Your Oyster: Summer Programs Abroad

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Editor, Summer Program Search

Think studying abroad is just for college students? Think again. Summer programs abroad offer a range of opportunities for high school students interested in going overseas. And your experience traveling internationally will come in handy when you're applying to colleges or checking out study abroad options later on. Here are a few travel abroad options to choose from, depending on your goals for the summer: read more

Governor's School Summer Programs

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Editor, Summer Program Search

At the top of my list of pet peeves you'll find radio stations and malls that start playing holiday music well before Thanksgiving. So feel free to call me a hypocrite for suggesting you think about summer programs when sessions won't start for another seven months. read more