Articulation agreements define the requirements and benefits of your transition from high school to college. There are various articulation options so ask your teacher and college admission rep to explain what you are eligible for.
You receive both high school and college credit for coursework taken in high school.
Transcripted letter grade credit
Graded credit is posted on your college transcript when you complete the coursework or enroll in college. The transcripted, graded credit is generally based on an end-of-course test, either developed or approved by the college faculty in the discipline area. The course could be taught in the college or high school setting. If the instruction is delivered by your high school teacher, this teacher must meet the credentialing requirements of the college. Ideally, the instructor is designated as a college adjunct instructor.
Transcripted ungraded credit/Articulated Credit
Transcripted ungraded credit is posted on your college transcript when you enroll in college or complete a set number of college courses. Colleges use various codes to identify ungraded credit. This non-grade transcripted credit is based on secondary teacher certification or college test-out procedures.
College course by-pass
College by-pass course credit is another advanced placement option. When you enter college, you by-pass introductory courses as stipulated in the articulation agreement. The by-passed courses are not recorded on your college transcript and you typically need to take additional advanced courses to complete college graduation requirements.