Ways to Earn College Credit

There are a variety of ways to earn college credit in preparation for a Kent State degree program. College credit can be earned be completing Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IP) examinations, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), College Credit Plus in Ohio, post-secondary options and dual-enrollment courses.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) credit can be received by earning an acceptable score on the  AP exam.  Kent State awards credit for exam scores of 3, 4 or 5.  The link below provides further information related to receiving AP credit at Kent State University.

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International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate (IB) credit can be earned by receiving a 5,6 or 7 on the IB exam.  The Office of Global Education provides detailed information as to the equivalency credit that can be earned at Kent State.

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College Level Examination Program

Students are afforded the opportunity to test out of certain courses that the student possesses a level of mastery in the curriculum.   Students may contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence for detailed information regarding the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

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View Kent State's CLEP Credit Guide

College Credit Plus

The College Credit Plus (CCP) program began in fall 2015 and replaced Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), dual-enrollment options as well as the Seniors to Sophomores program in the state of Ohio.  The CCP office at Kent State can assist you as you consider a dual-enrollment option while still attending high school in Ohio.

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Post-secondary Enrollment Options

High school students enrolled in college coursework taken at a college campus may receive credit for those courses.  This coursework may be taken face-to-face in a classroom on campus, online or in combination.  Students should send their college transcript so that coursework can be evaluated for transfer credit.

Dual Enrollment Programs

Students earning dual credit counting towards high school graduation as well as earning college credit at the same time can transfer these courses to Kent State.  Kent State will evaluate these credits once the student is admitted and an official college transcript has been received.

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