Every semester, high school students like you are taking courses at one of NETC's campuses in Pageland, Cheraw, Bennettsville and Dillon — or at your high school — to earn credit toward high school and college graduation. Not only are those students making progress toward an educational goal (graduation), but they are also gaining experience that is preparing them for life as a college student. Students may earn college credits and advanced standing while they are in high school through the following programs at NETC:
You can take college courses at NETC and earn both college and high school credit through our Dual Credit Program. Learn more
Dual Enrollment courses are college classes taken for college credit but not for high school credit. Learn more
You can receive course credit at NETC for career and technology courses you are taking in high school. Learn more
Students can also earn college credits or advanced standing while they are in high school through a variety of programs including:
Advanced Placement Courses are high school courses that offer college-level academic work to prepare students for the rigors of college. This program is operated by the College Board, a national organization that develops course curriculum, provides teacher training and administers a national standardized exam for each AP course. Students enrolled in these courses must take an AP exam. Successful scores on the AP exam may qualify students for college credit for advanced standing at U.S. colleges and universities. Here is a list of AP courses students may earn exemption credit for with specific AP test scores: NETC AP Course Equivalencies
International Baccalaureate is a rigorous pre-university program of study offered by select high schools designed to prepare highly motivated high school juniors and seniors with a well-rounded college preparatory education. This comprehensive two-year curriculum allows students to graduate with an internationally recognized credential. Students who earn the IB diploma may be awarded advanced standing at many colleges and universities throughout the world. For more information about the IB program, visit www.ibo.org/diploma. List of NETC IB Course Equivalencies
A college program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take college courses before graduating from high school. With permission from their high schools, qualified students may enroll in college courses. Courses completed as a part of the Early Admission program will become a part of the students' college transcripts but will not appear on their high school records.
Note: Students and parents should be aware of the effects of college course grades and credit hours on rank, scholarships and other financial aid. If you plan to transfer your NETC college credit hours, always check with the college you plan on attending to receive written confirmation that Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment classes will transfer into your intended program.