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Credit by exam

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

You may apply up to 45 hours of non-traditional (AP) credit may be applied toward your degree. Duplicate credit will not be awarded. Credits earned will not be included on the official Gulf Coast State College transcript until you have maintained enrollment in a credit course past the published drop/add period.

According to the Florida Articulation Coordinating Committee, Advanced Placement exams are taken after students complete the corresponding Advanced Placement course in high school. Advanced Placement courses are challenging, college-level courses that are designed to parallel typical lower-level undergraduate courses. Exams are developed by committees of college and secondary faculty and are given to test groups of students in actual college courses to determine appropriate passing scores. More information about Advanced Placement, including descriptions of courses and sample examination questions, is available at College Board.

CAMBRIDGE AICE 

You may apply up to 45 hours of non-traditional (AICE) credit toward a degree. Duplicate credit will not be awarded. Credits earned will not be included on your official Gulf Coast State College transcript until you have maintained enrollment in a credit course past the published drop/add period.

The AICE program is an international, advanced secondary curriculum and assessment program equivalent to the British system of "A-levels". Information about the program, including course syllabi, can be found at Cambridge AICE.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

You may apply up to 45 hours of non-traditional (IB) credit may be applied toward your degree. Duplicate credit will not be awarded. Credits earned will not be included on your official Gulf Coast State College transcript until you have maintained enrollment in a credit course past the published drop/add period.

According to the Florida Articulation Coordinating Council, the International Baccalaureate program is a challenging curriculum offered to high school students around the world. It is designed to prepare you for advanced work in many countries' postsecondary systems. Because it is international, the curriculum is not always as closely aligned with courses in American colleges and universities as Advanced Placement courses, and student and teachers often choose topics within a fairly wide range.

In 2008, the Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.024 and the Board of Governors established that the credit granting recommendations below award equal course credit for diploma and non-diploma holders for passing exam scores. Find out more information about the International Baccalaureate Program.

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