AHE Dual-Credit Classes
Academy of Home Education students may take residential (traditional classroom setting) or online Bob Jones University courses and have them count toward high school graduation requirements and as college credits—for a maximum of 28 college credits (4 high school credits for AHE).
During each regular semester, juniors and seniors may take one dual-credit class. Students may choose to take additional BJU courses during the summer for dual credit.
With 24 credits completed, a student will have earned well over one semester of college work before beginning college.
Textbooks are required for most college classes, and students pay separately for textbooks.
Calculating grade-point average
The articulation agreement between AHE and Bob Jones University allows for the assignment of dual-credit quality points. The weighted courses are only those that are specified in the articulation agreement. Classes that are approved for the AHE program from other institutions for which dual credit is not available will not receive extra quality points.
Students receive 0.5 high school credits for 3-credit or 4-credit college courses and 0.25 credits at the high school level for 1-credit or 2-credit college courses.
Students who are residents of South Carolina will receive dual-credit quality points for their SC UGP grade-point average that is used for the LIFE Scholarship. The dual-credit quality point is one full point higher than for a regular high school course.
Acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the receiving institution, so neither the Academy of Home Education nor BJU can guarantee that credits will transfer. Students should check with the colleges they are considering about whether a particular course will transfer.
Qualifying to take dual-credit classes
A student must
- have completed the sophomore year and earned a total of at least 12 credits
- have maintained a consistent, on-time, and accurate record of form submissions in the AHE program (Course Registration Form (CRF)/Elective Reporting Form (ERF)/Grade Reporting Form (GRF)/Re-Enrollment Form/Testing Order Form (TOF))
- have an account that is financially up-to-date
- have maintained a B average in ninth and tenth grades, and this average must continue in each online course
- be prepared to take placement tests which may be required
- have achieved and maintained a minimum 70th percentile ranking or the equivalent thereof in the Stanford or Iowa® achievement test or the PLAN, PSAT, SAT, or ACT examination. Specific attention will be given to those subject areas that correspond to the online course for which application is being made.
A student must maintain final grades of B and above in all dual-credit classes in order to continue in the dual-credit program; exceptions may be made by the guidance counselor.
Students may substitute dual-credit courses in place of several core classes on the high school level. Students also may complete elective requirements with dual-credit classes. View a sample schedule.
The following chart provides the guidelines for currently approved online courses and the AHE classes for which they may substitute. Not all the listed courses are currently available for enrollment. The chart displays approved courses and credit assignments but does not indicate whether or not the class is currently being offered by Bob Jones University. (Note: Prerequisites for individual courses are not given in the chart. It is the student's responsibility to investigate each course in order to ensure that he has taken any required classes necessary for enrollment into that particular study.) Also, some courses will not apply toward a BJU major or minor. Please consult BJU regarding the application of the college credits.
|Catalog Number||Course Name||BJU Credit Hours||AHE Credit||AHE Subject Area||AHE Diploma Requirement|
|Ac 101||Principles of Accounting I||4||0.5||Math or Elective||Can replace only 4th Math credit|
|Ar 130||Foundations I (Introduction to Art)||2||0.25||Elective||General Elective|
|Ar 225||Appreciation of Art||2||0.25||Elective||General Elective|
|Bi 105||Old Testament Messages||1||0.25||Bible||Bible or General Elective|
|Bi 109||New Testament Messages||1||0.25||Bible||Bible or General Elective|
|Bi 230||Hermeneutics||2||.25||Bible||Bible or General Elective|
|En 102||Composition & Rhetoric||3||0.5||English or Elective||Writing & Grammar 11 or 12|
|En 103||Composition & Literature||3||0.5||English or Elective||American or British Literature|
|En 202||British Literature||3||0.5||English or Elective||British Literature|
|En 205||American Literature||3||0.5||English||American Literature|
|Hi 101||History of Civilization I||3||0.5||Social Studies or Elective||World History|
|Hi 102||History of Civilization II||3||0.5||Social Studies or Elective||World History|
|Hi 201||United States History I||3||0.5||Social Studies or Elective||US History|
|Hi 202||United States History II||3||0.5||Social Studies or Elective||US History|
|Ma 103||College Algebra||3||0.5||Math or Elective||Consumer Math: *Cannot replace Alg. II or Precalculus|
|Ma 105||Transcendental Functions||3||0.5||Math or Elective||4th Math Credit or General Elective|
|Mu 225||Appreciation of Music||2||0.25||Elective||General Elective|
|Ph 200||Themes of Western Thought||3||0.5||Social Studies or Elective||History or General Elective|
|Pho 100||Photography Fundamentals||3||0.5||Elective||General Elective|
|Pho 200||Digital Photography||3||0.5||Elective||General Elective|
|Ps 201||Educational Psychology||3||0.5||Elective||General Elective|
|SSE 200||Foundations of Economics||3||0.5||Social Studies or Elective||Economics|
Contact guidance counselor first
Students desiring dual credit for a BJU course should contact the guidance counselor to request permission for dual credit before applying to take a course in order to be awarded dual credit for the class.
Taking college classes without earning dual credit
Some students may not want dual credit for a class but still want to take a college course during their senior year. It has been AHE's policy to allow such enrollment as long as the college course in no way interferes with the student's progress toward meeting graduation requirements. These college credits do not appear on AHE's official transcript records.