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Four Ways to Earn College Credit While in High School

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Did you know that as a high school student, you can earn college credit right now? 

At Wilmington University, you don’t have to pay to learn what you already know. Your experiences can turn into academic credits. That means saving tuition costs and taking fewer college classes to earn your WilmU degree. 

Here are four ways to earn college credit while still in high school. 

1. Standardized tests and exams 

You studied and took the test. Now it’s time to let it work for you. WilmU accepts credit for standardized tests and exams, including Advancement Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). 

2. Early College Credit

WilmU Pre-College programsare an opportunity for high-achieving high school students to experience what a college course is like. In WilmU’s Early College Credit program, you will earn credit by taking college-level classes at a WilmU location or online. Students who choose this option actively participate in classroom discussions with fellow college students and professors. They get a taste of college life. 

3. Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is another valuable Pre-College credit program option. WilmU offers courses right on your high school campus. Since Dual Enrollment classes are held during your regular school day, you can earn college credit while fulfilling high school graduation requirements. 

4. Career Pathways 

If you’re part of a Career Pathway at your high school, you can earn college credit. Whether you’re taking the Criminal Justice and Legal Issues pathway, the Digital Communication Technology pathway, or another pathway option, those classes can count toward your WilmU bachelor’s or associate degree. 

Wilmington University LogoWe are here to help align your interests to your dream major and take your passion to the next level. No matter which of these options fit your life, you can earn college credit right now to save money and start college with confidence at WilmU. 

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