At NorthStar Academy, we accept dual credit from accredited colleges and universities across the US.

Any NorthStar student desiring to earn high school credit for a dual credit course from an accredited college or university should seek approval from the Guidance Counselor. Each course that a student wishes to have granted high school credit on NorthStar Academy’s transcript will be evaluated on a case by case basis for credit towards graduation.

  • Students must submit the Dual Credit Evaluation Form at least 2 weeks before registering for dual credit courses.
  • No more than 25% of a student’s total high school credits at NorthStar Academy can come through the dual credit pathway.
  • A $50 dual credit transfer fee will be charged for each course to be transferred onto NorthStar’s transcript. NorthStar Academy reserves the right to refuse any dual credit courses that do not meet our program standards. A $40 refund will be given for any courses that are refused after review.
  • The evaluation fee will not be refunded in the event the student does not choose to take the course or does not transfer the course to NorthStar.
  • Please note that a 3 or 4 credit hour college course transfers in as 0.5 high school credit. College courses that are less than 3 college credits will not be eligible for dual credit.

Dual Credit For NorthStar Courses

NorthStar Academy has partnered with Colorado Christian University (CCU) to provide dual credit for many of our AP® courses and a select number of non-AP® dual credit (denoted “DC”) courses here at NSA. Students who successfully complete their dual credit NSA course may also get credit for those courses directly with CCU by going through their application process and paying the CCU dual credit fee of $200 (for some courses this is a per semester fee, for others, it is a per course fee) directly to NorthStar Academy. For courses denoted with DC in the title, the fee may already be included in the cost of the course. Please see the individual course pages for more information.

20-21 School Year
Semester Dual Credit Course650
Year Long Dual Credit Course885
21-22 School Year
Semester Dual Credit Course660
Year Long Dual Credit Course900

Dual credit is awarded even if the student does not take the AP® Exam and may be a good option for those students who are not good test takers but who score a C or better in the course. Please note that not all of NorthStar Academy’s AP® courses can earn CCU dual credit through this partnership. More information can be found by clicking the link below.

Colorado Christian University Dual Credit Courses for High School Students

  • Please click here for a list of courses.**
  • Here is some information regarding CCU Dual Credit: Flyer and Overview
  • For more information about CCU’s Dual Credit program or to register, click here. See Instructions for registration.
  • Visit Colorado Christian University to learn more about the institution.
  • Note: Upon graduation a student will need to request a transcript directly from CCU to send to the university they attend to show the dual credits earned. Please note that CCU is issuing credit for the pre-approved, equivalent university course and not for the NSA high school course. University dual credit transcripts are provided by Colorado Christian University, not by NorthStar Academy.

CCU Dual Credit Request Form

**Note that, due to changing CCU requirements, this list will be heavily revised for the 21-22 school year.

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