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College Credit Programs

Communications Arts High School offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school through three college credit programs: Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and OnRamps.


  • affiliated with Northwest Vista College
  • earn up to 42 college credits or 14 courses
  • requires an application process
  • eligible with passing TSI2 Test scores or PSAT scores
  • for more information about the Dual Credit program, visit the NVC Dual Credit or contact Jill Barton


  • affiliated with College Board
  • no limit on course enrollment
  • no application required
  • must register and pay for AP exam to earn college credit with a score of 3 or higher
  • must submit AP scores to eligible colleges or universities
  • for more information about Advanced Placement, visit College Board or contact Carey McCarthy


  • affiliated with University of Texas at Austin
  • students complete coursework designed by college professors through the same online platforms they will use in college
  • earn two separate grades for college and high school
  • low risk
    • students have the option to decline the course letter grade at the end of the year
    • students accepting credit will have coursework on a UT transcript
  • no limit on course enrollment (suggest a max of 2 per year)
  • no application required
  • each course has its own prerequisites
  • may require TSI2 or SAT test to maintain eligibility
  • for more information about OnRamps, visit UT OnRamps or contact Jaime Frias
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