• Advanced Placement: You can also take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school that can count for college credit for many introductory courses. 
  • Dual-Credit Classes in High School on the Rise: This Texas Tribune article points out that dual credit can mean the difference between attending college or not. 
  • Dual Credit: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has information on how you can make high school courses count for college credit. 
  • International Baccalaureate: Some high schools also offer International Baccalaureate (IB) classes instead of or in addition to AP courses. Which one should you take?