Freshman year for free? Sounds too good to be true. But maybe not.

A philanthropist working with edX, an online learning project run by MIT and Harvard, is offering to give students a year's worth of course credits by attending online classes to prep students for “Advanced Placement” (AP) or “College Level Examination Program” (CLEP) tests offered by the College Board, including subjects such as History, Computer Science, Math, English and Economics.

Those students who pass the tests will have earned course credits that can be applied at more than 2,000 traditional colleges and universities. Students can take up to a full year’s worth of courses, pass the tests, and then have the course credits applied after they enroll in traditional college. Tuition and textbooks are free.

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TPOH
TPOH

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Oops. Somehow the link to Modernstates.org got deleted when the pic was added. Don't know the answer to your question, but he's a partial list of schools where it helps. Looks like mostly state schools, but if you click to the College Board site you can search for others. For instance, Harvard Medical does accept AP credit. https://modernstates.org/affiliated-universities/universities/

runnergirl12
runnergirl12

Based on my experience, I would say this is definitely the case. I went to a private college that did not take any of my AP scores, but had I gone to a public university, I could have saved money on several classes. Oh well.. C'est la vie!

vegforlife
vegforlife

Is it true that these tests help students at public colleges more than private colleges?