Top Nevada State High School tips and how to earn free college is most appropriate for the generation of students currently in and entering high school. For years, students and especially parents of the high schoolers today remember being duped into thinking that taking an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) class was the ticket for earning free college credit. Instead, for decades, these students have been studying long hours, entering college, receiving minimal return (free credits) from the colleges for these AP/IB courses, and leaving college with a mountain of debt.
The generation of students today are reflecting back on the decisions of their elders and looking for real college classes, taught by real college professors, for a real college experience that will earn them as many free college credits as possible. Decidedly, these students and their parents will be searching for three things when entering college today a) academics that will lead to a career, b) a social connection with individuals that will make them better people, and c) as many free college credits as possible. The later (free college credits) is becoming more of a reality in the state of Nevada as Governor Sandoval’s signature education bill SB 19 of 2017 passed which will mandate that each high school develop dual credit academic plans for students and cooperative agreements with colleges.
- Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when searching for ways to earn free college credits:
- Make sure that the credits are being put on a “college transcript” as this is the best way to maximize the transferability of credits from one college to another;
- Develop a “college degree plan” as soon as possible. You can take free college credits, but if they are not going towards a degree plan then you are WASTING TIME
- First thing is first, get out of remedial college courses. In order to earn free college credits, you will need to make sure that they count for college credit and remedial courses do NOT count for college credit
- Be cautious of taking college courses on your high school campus that are taught by high school teachers. Nationally, this is becoming a knock on dual credit/concurrent enrollment courses. Simply ensure that these courses will be on a college transcript.
Top Nevada State High School tips and how to earn free college credits will work for you while you are still in high school, recently graduated from high school, or currently in or looking for a college of your choice. As a starter, there are several free college courses offered at https://www.edx.org/ which is a free online portal offing courses from several universities around the county.