Oklahoma
Accelerated Learning Options in High School

Post

Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit

Eligible high school juniors and seniors may earn college credit by enrolling in college early. Students earn credit toward high school diplomas by completing college-level courses. Students may enroll in up to 19 combined high school and college credits per semester and must meet minimum requirements including ACT composite score, high school GPA and/or high school class rank. Students must have a signed statement from either a counselor or principal confirming the student is on track to graduate by spring of their senior year, in addition to a parental signed release form. Students may continue to enroll in college-level courses if they maintain a 2.0 GPA. Postsecondary institutions must provide tuition waivers to high school seniors for up to six credit hours per semester. The following table shows the concurrent enrollment standards for students attending accredited high schools beginning fall 2017:

University

Type

ACT Score

Pre-ACT Score

(Grade 10)

SAT

PSAT (Grade 10)

GPA and

Class Rank

Research Universities

24

24

1160* or 1090**

1160* or 1090**

3.0 (unweighted) and Top 33.3 percent

Regional Universities

20

20

1020* or 940**

1020* or 940**

3.0 (unweighted) and top 50 percent

Community Colleges

19

19

980* or 900**

980* or 900**

3.0 (unweighted)

* This score is valid on SATs and PSATs administered on or after March 5,     2016. This score is based on College Board’s Concordance Table that was published on May 9, 2016. It is subject to change.
**This score is valid on SATs administered before March 5, 2016.

Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate

Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered to high school students as an opportunity to earn college credit through examinations administered by the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. AP potential can be determined through student’s performance on the PSAT/NMSQT or 10 grade ACT PLAN tests. The Oklahoma Department of Education provides grants to reduce AP test fees for low-income students. High school students in grades 11 and 12 may also enroll in international baccalaureate courses.

Career and Technical Education

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education has organized its secondary Skills Standards into 15 Career Clusters around the 16 Career clusters.  Oklahoma is in the process of revising its study programs through a Rigorous Program of Study grant.  The state encourages credit transfer linkages between technology centers and postsecondary institutions, known as the Cooperative Assistance Program, and maintains statewide articulation agreements in 15 of the 16 Career Clusters.