Earn college credit before FLBC

Want to get ahead of the game? Consider earning college credit before attending FLBC. There are several ways to get ahead on college, which can help you enjoy FLBC knowing you’ve already earned many credits toward your degree.

Dual Credit. Dual Credit (high school and college simultaneously) varies state by state, but most high school students can earn college credit while still in high school. Check with your high school guidance counselor to learn about options in your state.

PSEO. Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program is available to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students living in Minnesota. Eligible 11th and 12th grade students may take college or university courses. Classes can be taken online, on-site at the college or university, at high schools, or through homeschool cooperatives.

CLEP Testing. These tests are designed to give students college credit for things they’ve already learned or will learn outside of a traditional classroom. Rather than spending time and money in general-level college classes, credit-by-examination programs offer a quicker solution. There are 33 CLEP exams in topics ranging from literature to science to foreign languages. Each test is $80 and a passing score equates to three college credits, which can often cost several thousand dollars at many colleges and universities. Students can rent or buy study guides that will help them prepare for exams. Pre-tests are usually provided to test knowledge before you invest the money in an official exam.

Lumerit Scholar for High school students. Lumerit helps parents and students think about their future—their goals for college and their career, budgets, and any possible colleges they’re considering. They replace many high school subjects with affordable online college-level courses that meet high school and college requirements. They pair students with an Academic Coach to walk them through the entire process. Finally, Lumerit helps students transfer their credit to their chosen college. Learn more here.

Online Courses. Get a jump start on college by enrolling in online college courses during high school or the summer after you graduate. The more classes you take before FLBC, the less you’ll need to take after. Many colleges across the U.S. offer online college course to high school students. Online classes enable future FLBC students to work toward their degree with a flexible schedule. Online classes are generally much less expensive than on-campus classes and provide more options for classes schedules. The perks? You can take the classes from anywhere and if you take them from a school that accepts FLBC credits, you can combine credits to get even further ahead. Here are some examples of colleges that offer online classes to high school students:

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