AP College Credit?

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  1. zachcleigh

    zachcleigh Member

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    I searched to see if there was any information on this topic. I'm sure there is, but unfortunately I was unable to find the thread.
    Today we got AP test scores back in the state of GA.
    I was able to pass the AP Calc Exam, so my question is: for the AROTC scholarship application, when it asks if I have earned college credit, should I list it and if so, how?
    My 7 schools of intent all take the credit and all consider it 4 credit hours.

    Thank you in advance for the help :)
     
  2. soccmomer

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    OK, from what I just dug up....only count it as college credit if you have a college transcript to back it up. If the course was taken for high school credit, and not for college credit, say through a community college, then do not put it down as college credit. Search on here for "college credits and ROTC" and you will come up with the thread.
     
  3. zachcleigh

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    Thank you so much soccmomer!!!
     
  4. ChildeRoland76

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    Ditto on Soccermomer's comment.

    My DS had done alot of AP classes in highschool. The key word is has a college issued credit for those tests yet? Most likely you have taken the tests but you haven't yet gotten official college credit for them yet. My DS started his freshman year on a 3 year AD scholarship with 30 credit hours of AP classes. But until his first day those credits didn't exist. For what its worth, you have nothing to worry about.
     
  5. zachcleigh

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    Thank you childeroland76!!!
     
  6. wisbang35

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    My son put on the app that he has 16 college credit hours - dual enrollment credits (high school AND college credit.) He contacted the community college that he earned credit from and received his transcript, which was then uploaded. Anyway, when you put in on the app more than 15 credit hours, a big window opens up that says you are disqualified, as you must be a freshman when entering college on the ROTC scholarship, but you may still complete the application. Further research has told us that upon being awarded the scholarship, the Admissions acceptance letter must say they will be entering college as a freshman (rather than a sophomore due to dual enrollment credits.) As was suggested by the ROO at my son's number one choice school, with regular graduation requirement hours of 128 hours PLUS 20 hours for ROTC/leadership hours, DS will certainly enter as a freshman even with transfer credits.
     
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  7. soccmomer

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    So, wisbang35, with the 16 credits listed on his app, and the window that said disqualified, what happened with the scholarship app? Was he able to still compete for it, or no? That is interesting that it flags at 16 credits as that would still be a freshman, figuring 15 per semester.
    One thing to note - some colleges specifically will not take dual enrollment credits. I saw that specified in some of the explanations of "what can transfer" on some college websites.
     
  8. ca2midwestmom

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    I thought the limit was <30 credit hours for the AROTC scholarship. My son only listed the two dual enrollment classes that showed up on a community college transcript (total 10 credit hours -- two science classes+ labs). He didn't include the AP classes since no college had awarded credit hours for them (yet). To the OP -- Don't list the AP classes as credit hours earned per the posts above. Instead upload your AP score reports to your portal.

    Wisbang35 -- even with 15 credit hours, your son would still enter as a freshman -- that's only one semester. Is your son starting college this fall or has he already completed his first year? Just wondering if the requirements changed this year from 2013-2014.
     
  9. Pima

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    I thought it was also 30 too.
     
  10. wisbang35

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    I had read on here about 30 hours, so thought he was in good shape. When he put in 16 hours, a big window came up stating he was disqualified, but that he could continue with his app. He emailed the ROO at his number one school, who had not heard of this before. He did some research and suggested DS email Cadet Command that he would need 148 hours to graduate, so he would still be a freshman with 16 credit hours. CC emailed back that if he was awarded a scholarship, his acceptance letter from the school would need to state he would be enrolled as a freshman.

    So he did complete the app, coach uploaded his fitness test yesterday, only thing he needs now is his interview.

    ca2midwestmom, these aren't AP classes, just dual enrollment classes in which he earned college and high school credit at the same time (college transcripts available.)
     
  11. ca2midwestmom

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    My comment re. AP was aimed at the original poster / zachcleigh
     
  12. wisbang35

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    Sorry about that. You asked if my son was in college - no he will be a high school senior this fall.
     
  13. ca2midwestmom

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    wisbang35 - I missed the part where your DS's coach uploaded the fitness test yesterday, meaning he would be a senior (not current college student). I'm sure the 2013-2014 application had something about having completed less than 30 credit hours to be eligible for the scholarship, so it sounds like the process has changed for this year (at least in that regard). If so that's good info for future candidates to know. A lot of kids try to do a combination of AP tests (hoping to get college credit) and dual enrollment so they can enter college as a sophomore and pay less/graduate earlier. Unfortunately it sounds like they may not be eligible for the ROTC scholarship out of high school.

    Good luck to your son! Good thing he contacted CC and knows what to do if/when he is awarded a scholarship.
     
  14. zachcleigh

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    Ca2midwestmom, I hadn't even thought about uploading it to my portal!!! Thank you!
     
  15. wisbang35

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    I agree that information should be available BEFORE kids are doing their application. Otherwise, kids will just keep taking the hardest classes they can, which are often dual-enrollment, to have a better looking high school resume, only to find out too late that it will hurt their chances. As I said, I had read it here some time ago, but had seen the 30 hours, not 15. The ROO at my son's #1 school said since this is becoming more popular, Cadet Command is going to need to address this and make some changes.
     

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