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TPS College Dual Credit – Affordable Credits, Flexible Options

Affordable Credits, Flexible Options!

TPS offers college dual credit courses in a unique way that is advantageous for students. Our dual credit courses do not require college enrollment until later in the course, and then it is optional whether to enroll in the college course and pay for the college credits. A student may take the course as high school credit or dual credit, and may wait to decide until later in the course.

Unique advantages for you of TPS College (dual credit) courses

  • Pre-approved by Belhaven University for credit as Belhaven courses from the Belhaven course catalog. Students receive a standard Belhaven University transcript, not a hybrid or modified transcript.
  • University level (university is higher accreditation than college) credits are generally more transferable (always check with your other colleges about any transfer of credit).
  • Full-year live classes, not just semester courses, with all the academic content and value of both the high school and the college course.
  • Live interactive classes with frequent teacher evaluation and feedback. (Students with time zone or scheduling conflicts may request to take TPS College dual credit courses partially or entirely by recording with live attendance and participation reduced or waived.)
  • Dual credit optional. You don’t enroll in the university course (or pay for the college credits) until early in the second semester (another advantage of the full-year format), and then only if you choose to get the college credit. You may opt to just finish the course as a high school course with just the high school tuition and credit. (Note the exception that Belhaven High Scholars program requires fall dual enrollment with Belhaven.)
  • Cost-effective. The college credit option adds a relatively small cost to the high school tuition, for a lower total cost than other dual credit or university courses.

TPS offers dual credit courses in Literature, Writing, Math, History, French, Music, Art, and more (listed below), and of course we want you to consider them. But more important, we want you to be well-informed to make the most of dual credit opportunities, whether from TPS or elsewhere. Before we give you the unique advantages of our dual credit courses, we want you to consider questions like:

What academic preparation and transcript-building factors should you consider in choosing dual credit courses?

What credit transfer questions should you ask your potential colleges before choosing dual credit courses in high school?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of dual credit vs. AP credit (and can you have both in one course)?

Where do we get our information? TPS has gathered feedback over many years from many former students who entered college with one or more dual credit courses (community college, online courses directly from colleges, and TPS College dual credit). Their “lessons learned” and advice for upcoming students are summarized in this article for your benefit. If your high school student is eligible for dual credit college courses, please consider the advice from students who come before you, and then please consider TPS dual credit courses.

Learn more about college dual credit courses in high school…

TPS College (dual credit) courses and details The links below take you to the course catalog details for each course, including the Belhaven University course number and name so you may cross-reference information as needed. The detailed steps and timelines for obtaining the college credit and transcript from Belhaven University for a TPS College (dual credit) course is found in the College Credit Transcripts process instructions. Integrated Humanities Belhaven High Scholars (24 English/History/Humanities credits) Literature and Composition College Composition (3 credits) College British Literature and Composition (3 credits) College American Literature and Composition (3 credits) College World Literature and Composition (3 credits) College Creative Writing (3 credits) Mathematics College Math - Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits) Precalculus/Trigonometry (3 credits) Calculus AB (3 credits) Calculus BC (6 credits - two semesters of college Calculus, each awarded 3 credits) History College U.S. History (3 credits) College Contemporary World History (3 credits) Social Science College Psychology (3 credits) Global Language French 3 (3 credits - fourth semester college French) Music College Music Theory (3 credits) Art Art History and Appreciation (3 credits)
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  • College dual credit courses
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