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Early-College Programs Benefit Students, Colleges

January 27, 2015 1 min read
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To the Editor:

In an article in the Dec. 10, 2014, issue, “College Policies Mixed on AP, IB, Dual Classes,” there was not a single mention of the most robust, scalable, and successful early-college-credit model available and in use in most states: concurrent enrollment.

Mass transfer of Advanced Placement scores can undermine a university’s academic integrity, but a concurrent-enrollment program can support it. National accreditation standards ensure that courses taught by high school instructors are the same as those taught on campus. Students take real college courses from a partner institution, and faculty members develop collegial relationships from which all students benefit. Credit transfer is high even without state mandates.

Gillian B. Thorne

Executive Director, Office of Early College Programs

Director, UConn Early College Experience Program

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Conn.

A version of this article appeared in the January 29, 2015 edition of Education Week as Early-College Programs Benefit Students, Colleges

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