College-Level Courses

As they advance through high school, students are ready for the  challenge of college-level work. Courses offering such work allow the students to make the academic transition to a higher level by testing their skills and discipline within the framework of college expectations. If enough credits are successfully completed and accepted by their colleges, students may acquire sufficient college credits to accelerate their college program.

Placement and Credit

Colleges may grant credit and/or advanced standing. Some F-M courses make it
possible for a student to score high enough on an exam, given at the college, to gain advanced standing or placement and/or bypass the intro-level course. This is frequently the case with World Languages. Each college has its own policy; consult the Admissions Office for information.

Advanced Placement

Credit may be earned when students successfully complete an Advanced Placement
(AP) examination at the end of a course. Amount of credit awarded is determined by the appropriate department at the student’s college. See department listings for available AP courses.

Dual Enrollment Courses

College level courses are taught at the high school by high school faculty members who are adjunct instructors with the respective college or university academic department. Students wishing to earn college credit pay a reduced tuition to the college and are concurrently enrolled. Instruction,  materials and testing are similar to on-campus classes. Supervision of the  programs is maintained by faculty of the respective college.

Dual enrollment courses are offered through Syracuse University Project  Advance (SUPA), SUNY ESF, SUNY Oswego and O.C.C. See department listings for course descriptions.

If a student chooses not to pay tuition to take the course for college credit, this will be  reflected on his/her transcript with the designation being CL (College Level) rather than SUPA, ESF, OCC or Oswego.