2017-2018 Course Catalog – Advanced Placement
What is an AP class?
A number of Indiana Academy classes have been approved through an audit process by The College Board to use the label AP or Advanced Placement. These courses are designated as “AP” in the course catalog descriptions. The Academy offers all available AP Science and AP Math courses. Further information about the AP Program can be obtained at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com
AP and College Credit
Starting with the 2011 Advanced Placement (AP) exams, students who earn a score of 3 or higher shall receive college credit towards their degree if they attend any Indiana public institution of higher education; this includes all two- and four-year schools and any accompanying satellites.
Ball State University Courses
Students are expected to complete their graduation requirements by enrollment in Academy classes whenever possible. When an Academy class for a graduation requirement cannot be scheduled due to a conflict, the student may request permission to substitute the credit by auditing an appropriate Ball State University course. All BSU course substitutions must be approved through the Guidance Office and the audit fee will be covered by the Academy.
Indiana Academy students are also provided an opportunity to apply for enrollment in elective Ball State University classes. The student may enroll for college credit at the full BSU tuition rate, or they may audit the course for high school credit. The student is responsible for all fees and course expenses for BSU elective courses. See the Student Handbook for more detailed information about taking Ball State University courses.
Questions concerning enrolling in Ball State University classes or Audit Fee procedures should be directed to the Guidance Office.
The following conversion rates will be used for the purpose of converting college level credit to Indiana Academy credit:
|University Credit Hours||Academy Credits|
|3 (3 days/week)||1.00|
|3 (4 days/week)||1.25|
Audit Credit to BSU Credit
Indiana Academy students who matriculate to Ball State University for the Freshman year after graduation have the ability to convert all BSU courses taken for audit while a student at the Indiana Academy to regular BSU credit. The grade received for the course on the Indiana Academy transcript will be used as the BSU course grade. Appropriate fees may apply.