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ERIC Number: ED263842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 6
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How Colleges and Universities Employ Credit and Placement for Advanced Academic Studies.
Alder, Henry L.
The University of California's grading/credit policy for advanced placement (AP) courses taken by high school students is discussed. The university traditionally has encouraged high school students to take AP courses if they are prepared and mature enough to benefit from them. The university grants credit for scores of 3, 4, or 5 earned on AP Tests given by the College Board. The university's admission evaluators grant subject credit, graduation credit, or credit toward breadth requirements for all AP tests in which at least a score of 3 is obtained. During 1981-1982 the University's Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) considered changes in admission requirements, and high schools requested that the university provide some inducement for high school students to take the most challenging AP courses offered by the high school. Students avoided the courses because of fear that AP course grades would lower their high school grade point average (GPA). It was decided that in calculating GPA used for admission to the university, the grades of A, B, and C in up to eight honors level courses taken by high school juniors or seniors would be increased by one grade point each. BOARS also established guidelines for these courses to encourage high school students to take additional honors level (including AP) courses. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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