Pathways to College Access and Success
How can we help all youth have smoother and more successful transitions to college? Credit-Based Transition Programs (CBTPs) such as Tech Prep, dual or concurrent enrollment, International Baccalaureate, and middle college high schools may provide one answer. These programs allow high school students to take college-level classes and earn college credit. Some CBTPs also provide services to support the many aspects of college transition. Credit-based transition programs are widespread and interest in them by policymakers, parents, educators, and students has increased in recent years. For the 2002-03 school year, 71 percent of public high schools reported that students took courses for dual credit, meaning that they took a course for both high school and college credit (Waits, Setzer, and Lewis, 2005).
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