CPS is committed to helping students get a head start on earning college credit while they are still in high school. Opportunities to study at the college level and earn college credits can help reduce the costs of postsecondary education, prepare students for the overall higher education experience, and enhance college applications.
Explore CPS college credit options to find the right fit for your student's qualifications and schedule.
College Credit Options
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
Academically prepared students can earn college credit while completing high school graduation requirements by taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses at their high school.
International Baccalaureate (IB) programs provide students with opportunities to earn college credit while in high school.
Dual Credit courses enable students to receive high school and college credit for the same course.
Qualified juniors and seniors can enroll in one course per semester at one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago campuses to earn college credit.