Advance College Project is a concurrent enrollment program administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Indiana University.When you enroll in an IU course through ACP you receive both high school and college credit. ACP courses are taught by high school teachers trained by IU to offer certain IU courses as adjunct faculty members. Taking college courses requires extra work and personal responsibility, and the college grade you earn will be recorded on an official IU transcript.
Taking rigorous college coursework while still in high school shows college admissions officers that you are serious about furthering your education.
You don’t have to attend IU to benefit from ACP. In a recent survey of ACP alumni, over 90% of respondents who tried to transfer their IU ACP credits to other colleges or universities were successful.
The first year of college is fundamentally different from Grade 12 in terms of what is expected from you. It’s important for you to be prepared to take responsibility for your learning.
ACP courses are IU college courses, and college expectations of student performance are not the same as high school expectations. In fact, your college grade may be different than your high school grade. Review each course syllabus carefully to learn what the course expectations are.
College courses are demanding and time consuming. You can succeed with good planning, realistic expectations, and hard work. Chat with other students who have already taken the courses you are interested in. Ask them how it was different from high school courses.
Successful college students consult with academic advisors before registering for their courses. Consider the following questions when you talk with your guidance counselor and plan your schedule:
How much out-of-class work is expected for each course I’m interested in?
What other time commitments do I have this year – work, sports, drama, college visits, spending time with friends and family? How many advanced courses will reasonably fit into my schedule?