Earning College Credit in High School

While in high school students can earn college credit, in a variety of ways. This will help you get a jump start on your college degree and save you money!

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment is a Utah Valley University – High School partnership program where qualified students can earn college credit. College classes are taught at the high school by UVU approved high school instructors using college curriculum and assessments. Students must enroll in the course at American Fork High School and at UVU. The cost is $35 to apply for admissions as a Concurrent Enrollment student at UVU, and $5 per credit hour.

American Fork High Courses that offer Concurrent Enrollment:


Distance Learning/Live Interactive


Managed and facilitated by Utah Valley University’s Office of Extended Studies, University and Concurrent Enrollment high school students can participate in classes taught in real-time from a variety of regional sites via a fully interactive video conference. Each Student can ask questions, interact, and communicate with their instructor and fellow classmates who are participating from multiple locations as if they were all in the same classroom. Cost is $35 to apply for admissions as a concurrent enrollment student at UVU and $5 per credit hour.

For more information contact Tessa Simpson @ [email protected]

Advanced Placement (AP)

The College Board AP courses are college level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school They offer you challenging course work and a taste of what college classes are like. When you take an AP course, you have the opportunity to  take the AP Exam in that subject. AP Exams are given in May. They are two to three hour tests made up of multiple choice and free response questions. The exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. You must pay a fee to take an AP Exam.

AP Courses Offered at American Fork High School: