College Prep



College Readiness Headlines and Updates

  • Union County Public Schools offers many resources to assist students with becoming college-ready. In addition, students are provided opportunities to earn college credit while in high school. An overview of these opportunities is provided below.

    Options for Earning College Credit While in High School

     

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Career & College Promise (CCP)

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Schools Offering

    All

    All

    Marvin Ridge High School

    Grade Levels

    9-12

    *Some courses are only available for certain grade levels. This can vary by school.

    9-12: CTE Credentialing Pathway

    11-12: College Transfer Pathway

    *There are state requirements to be part of this program. Check with the school counselor for more information.

    11-12

    *Applications will be open for rising 9th graders to enter an informal Pre-IB cohort. Info about this process will be available in February.

    Process for Earning Credit

    There is a national exam administered in early May. Students who score 3, 4, or 5 may be eligible to earn college credits. Each college has their own policy around awarding credit.

    Students who pass the course will earn credit. What that credit counts for in college will be determined by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

    There is a national exam administered at the end of the year. Students who earn passing scores may be eligible to earn college credits. Each college has their own policy around awarding credit.

    Cost to Students

    The state of NC pays for the national exam. There is no cost for students.

    UCPS pays all textbooks and fees for students. Tuition is paid for by the state of NC. There is no cost for students.

    The state of NC pays for the national exam. There is no cost for students.

    Effect on GPA

    Students receive one additional quality point for each AP course.

    Students receive one additional quality point for some CCP courses. Check with the school counselor to inquire about specific courses.

    Students receive one additional quality point for each IB course.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Presentations from November 2018 Parent Sessions