This allows students who successfully complete certain AACPS high school programs, and score a grade of C or higher on the AACC college proficiency assessment*, to earn college credit at no cost to the student. The grade is recorded on the AACC student academic transcript as proficiency credit. Students may earn no more than 15 academic credits through proficiency assessment(s).
Credit awarded through proficiency credit may not transfer to other institutions. Be sure to check with the institution that you want to transfer to and determine if they will accept proficiency credit.
Check out other ways students can earn college credit while in high school.
If you are enrolled in a high school program that is eligible for proficiency credit, complete the following steps to request credit:
1. Apply to AACC. You can find additional assistance about the online application process in the drop-down below.
2. Complete a Request for Proficiency Credit form, print, complete necessary signatures and then give or email the completed form to your program pathway teacher.
3. Earn a grade of C or better on the proficiency assessment.
You may only take the proficiency assessment once. Your AACC college transcript grade will be the same as your proficiency assessment grade. Proficiency grades lower than C will not be reflected on your AACC transcript.*
*The Childhood Development Associate (CDA) program requires a grade of "B" or better to earn proficiency credit.