A way to gain college credit is through the College Board CLEP exam. These exams are administered on a college campus once a month. Though CLEP scores are not as widely accepted in colleges as Advanced Placement, many colleges will accept CLEP credit in math, social studies, and science. The colleges that do accept English CLEP scores mainly require students to take the exam on their campus and to write an essay to be accessed by their own faculty. Contact Mrs. Shumway for information and see these websites:

Dual Credit

Dual Credit Opportunities at NBCA

Colorado Christian University (CCU) offers Dual Credit courses to New Braunfels Christian Academy, delivering college credits for courses taught at the secondary campus, with the school’s curriculum and by the school’s instructors. Students enrolled in Dual Credit can receive both high school and college credit for the course. Most colleges and universities will accept Dual Credit if the student earns a grade of C or better. Dual Credit courses are taught at the college level, so it prepares students for college work and facilitates the transition between high school and college. Through Dual Credit courses, students are receiving college credit during high school at a much-reduced tuition rate compared to a college course. Therefore, the cost of a college education and the time needed to complete a degree program is reduced. CCU is a fully accredited, four-year Christian university located in Lakewood, Colorado. Their accreditation, through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools, means that credits are transferable to almost any school in the nation, including state universities and private colleges.

Transferability of CCU Dual Credits

As a four-year liberal arts university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, CCU Dual Credits transfer to most colleges and universities across the nation. It is the responsibility of the student to contact schools of interest in order to determine if CCU Dual Credits will be accepted.

Howard Payne University/New Braunfels

NBCA also offers dual enrollment through Howard Payne University/New Braunfels. Junior and Senior students may apply for dual enrollment, pass the Accuplacer given at the HPU campus, and sign up for classes.

Please click here for Steps for Dual Enrollment at HPU

Dual Credit course offered through CCU:

  • College Algebra

Dual Credit courses offered through HPU:

  • English Composition
  • English Literature