Students may earn credit for academic courses through the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
These classes are offered by high schools. At the end of the term, students take the AP or IB examination. If the scores show satisfactory achievement for a subject, then credit for the course is awarded by the college. For a listing of courses for which TSTC West Texas gives credit through AP and IB, see the catalog below.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a curriculum in the United States sponsored by the College Board which offers standardized courses to high school students that are generally recognized to be equivalent to undergraduate college courses. Participating colleges grant credit to students who obtained high enough scores on the exams to qualify. For more information about advanced placement, see the College Board.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation that is focused on the student and offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. According to the IB, it “aims to create and provide access opportunities so that more students are able to benefit from a high quality, international educational experience and give students the emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.” For more information about IB, visit International Baccalaureate.