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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 24 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.

Saving money

Additional BJU courses may be taken during the summer, whether online or in residence, up to the 24-credit limit. Approved AHE students receive a half-price discount for online college courses.

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.

Transferring credits

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.

Choosing courses

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.pdf document

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 college course should contact the guidance counselor at 800.845.5731, Ext. 2047, to request permission for dual credit before applying to take a course in order to be awarded dual credit for the class. The guidance counselor can also help students create a personalized schedule for dual credit that meets their academic goals.

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.