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Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) and Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) have joined together to align high school coursework with AACC college courses.

This allows students who successfully complete aligned high school course work, earn a C or higher on a proficiency exam and pass the Accuplacer test, to earn college credit at no cost to the student. The grade is recorded on the AACC student academic transcript as proficiency credit and students may earn no more than 15 academic credits through proficiency exams. Review details and current offerings in this agreement and check out other ways students can earn college credit while in high school.

Apply for Proficiency Credit

If you are enrolled in a high school course that is eligible for proficiency credit, your high school instructors should walk you through the following steps to request credit:

  1. Apply to AACC.
  2. Complete a Request for Proficiency Credit Assessment and return to your high school teacher for signature.
  3. Earn a grade of C or better on the proficiency assessment with a grade of C or better.

You may only take the proficiency assessment once and your college transcript grade will be the same as your assessment grade.


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