Advanced Placement


College Level Exam Program


Dual Enrollment


College-level high school courses offered in multiple subjects

Nationally recognized exams used to assess college-level knowledge, offered in multiple subjects

Postsecondary (PS) course taught at the high school

*Students are co-currently enrolled in the PS institution.


Course and exam


*Must register and test independently via The College Board website.



The College Board

The College Board

Individual TN Post-Secondary Institutions

Student fees


*Registration and testing occurs at CHS.

Exam fees-

*Waived if student completes the course prep. via the Modern States website.

Course tuition, fees, books *Registration and testing occurs at CHS.

High school Credit & Graduation Requirements

AP courses meet high school graduation and/or elective credit requirements

CLEP alone does not satisfy HS credit and/or graduation requirements.  

*For HS credit, student must also enroll in the CLEP-aligned HS course.

Dual Enrollment courses meet high school graduation and/or elective credit requirements

High School Recognition State Policies

Qualifies for GPA weighting- 

*One quality point added to the GPA.

CLEP alone is not a course. 

CLEP-aligned courses do not qualify for GPA weighting

Qualifies for GPA weighting- 

*One quality point added to the GPA.

Postsecondary Credit Determinant

Score on AP exam

Score on CLEP exam


Dual enrollment course completion with passing grade as assigned by postsecondary institution

Postsecondary Credit Awarded

Determined by postsecondary institutions *Search Here 

Awarded upon matriculation

Determined by postsecondary institutions-  *Search Here

Awarded upon matriculation


Credit awarded on PS transcript upon course completion 

Credit can be transferred to other PS institutions 


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