AP (Advanced-Placement) Classes, Dual-Enrollment classes, and CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) tests, what’s the best option? Some colleges don’t give credit for CLEP tests, so you should check with a prospective college before your student spends the time and money in CLEP preparation.
Dual-Enrollment courses give your student both high school and college credit. But not all dual-enrollment courses are equal, which is why many colleges prefer that the students take AP courses in high school. These courses are offered online as well as in the classroom. The reason they are preferred is because the test for aptitude is a nationalized test and it gives them a fair estimate of the students’ abilities.
So the last word on the topic, “If your student is college-bound, make sure they take some AP courses in high school!”