Lake Superior State University offers you several options to earn college credit while you are still in high school. You should discuss these options with a high school counselor and LSSU’s Admissions Office while you’re in grade 9 or 10 so you can take full advantage of these opportunities.
Dual Enrollment: Many talented high school students benefit by taking university-level courses while enrolled in high school. LSSU offers a large variety of courses to qualified high school students. If you qualify, most of your tuition is paid by your local school district under Michigan ’s dual enrollment legislation.
Concurrent Enrollment: A student who does not qualify for dual enrollment may take courses concurrently with his or her high school class schedule. However, in this case, the student pays for tuition instead of the school district.
Advanced Placement: The Advanced Placement Program is a nationally accredited testing program composed of college-level courses and exams for secondary school students. LSSU offers credit to students whose A.P. examination grades are considered acceptable, typically a score of 3 or higher.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP Exams): LSSU students may take national CLEP exams either at the University’s Testing Services or at a testing center in their local communities. General course credit can be given in the general education areas of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. Many specific course exams are also available. For a complete list of CLEP exams and LSSU course equivalents, contact the University’s Admissions Office.
Department Exams: You may have acquired knowledge in an area where no national CLEP exam is available, make sure you let us know. Some LSSU academic departments have developed departmental exams to measure your competency in a specific area and grant appropriate credit. Contact our Admissions Office for more information.
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