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Quick Look at College Credit for English Courses

Students often have questions regarding their potential to earn college credit as they evaluate which senior English course to take. This chart shows what credit some local universities currently award for AP Language, AP Literature, and W131.

A few reminders as you review this information:

  1. The preparation you receive in these courses is a wonderful foundation for success in your college-level courses. Even if you will not be exempt from a specific English class at the college or university you attend, it is still advantageous to take these courses.
  2. Most colleges have a policy that if you are awarded college credit from another university (100-level course or higher earning a C or better), you will receive transfer credit. There are exceptions to this.  Additionally, these credits sometimes come in as elective credit, but a certain number of elective credits are required for graduation as well.
  3. Colleges and universities change their policies and the specific credit awarded on a very regular basis. Often, faculty review committees or new Provosts or Deans can change the requirements over the summer. It is important to opt into or out of a class based on the knowledge acquired and experience gained rather than always trying to work ahead at a specific college of university.
  4. This information was compiled via various inquiries to registrars, admissions offices, transfer credit evaluation sites, and academic deans. There may be exceptions based on the major to which you are applying, etc. It is best to contact the college or university’s Registrar if you have questions or are trying to decide whether to enroll in a course.

AP Language AP Literature W 131
Ball State University ENG 103 (3 or 4)

ENG 103 & 104 (5)

ENG 206 (3, 4, or 5) ENG 103
Butler University EN 185 (4 or 5) EN 185 (4 or 5) General elective: 100 level credit
Indiana University W 131 (4 or 5) X 101 (3, 4, or 5) Grade is taken in GPA
Marian University ENG 101 (4 or 5) ENG 101 & ENG 112 (4 or 5) ENG 112
University of Notre Dame WR 13100 (4 or 5) No credit transfers No credit transfers
Purdue University ENGL 10600 (4 or 5) ENGL 23100 (4 or 5) ENG 10300

Spring 2019 SAT/ACT Test Prep Information

There are several local opportunities you can utilize as you to prepare for future SAT and ACT tests.

  • ACT ACADEMY offers a free, personalized way for you to use the results of online practice questions and diagnostic tests to prep for the ACT. We have seen students increase their scores significantly by practicing 3 to 4 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes a day for three months. Reminder: It’s free!
  • The BCHS SAT PREP CLASS is underway.
  • BENDER AND ROCAP EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. (http://www.bender-rocap.com, 317.205.9215, maggie@bender-rocap.com) Experienced tutors who have received A+ feedback from students who now feel more confident. Many students raised their scores, gained admission to the college of their choice or earned scholarships. For individual tutoring: $60 per hour; $45 for 45 minutes. For two students together: $38 per student, per hour. For three or four students together: $27 per student, per hour.
  • CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. (cldinc.org, 317-923-8111) During this six-week preparatory course, students benefit from intensive instruction on each of the three challenging SAT subject areas: evidence-based reading, writing and math. Students take practice tests which ultimately help improve test-taking abilities by using the tools provided before the annual SAT testing dates. Each student receives an official SAT review book. Eligible Participants: Students in grades 10-12. Mandatory Orientation: February 26, 2019, Sessions Held: Mondays, March 11 – April 15; Program Fee: $50
  • CLASS 101. Classes are $499. Over the past 20 years, Class 101 has helped more than 3,000 students improve their average SAT scores over 180 points. Tools Provided: Textbook, Worksheets, Online Resources, Trend Sheets, Two Full Practice Tests in Class and Trend Analysis, Two Additional Tests for Homework, Discover Areas of Weakness and Correct Weak Trends, Test-taking Tips, Strategies, and Timing. (https://www.class101.com/centralindiana/act-sat-classes/)
  • CLUB Z! IN-HOME TUTORING. Test Prep Online Option: Great option for students with very busy schedules or who don’t quite need the intensity of one-on-one, private tutoring. http://tutors.clubztutoring.com/indy/indy-online-sat-act-classes/. One-on-one, In-Home Option: SAT: http://tutors.clubztutoring.com/indy/indy-sat-test-prep-tutors/, ACT: http://tutors.clubztutoring.com/indy/indy-act-test-prep-tutors/. SAT/ACT program information and SAT/ACT Flyer on the BCHS School Counseling site provide additional information.
  • COLLEGE NANNIES+SITTERS+TUTORS. College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors offers in-office tutoring in the Nora area with a customized model that emphasizes matching an appropriate tutor with the student’s learning style. A flexible approach anchored with tailored, detailed Progress Plans helps to ensure success for each student. https://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com/tutor/collegetestprep/  Any questions can be directed to Dave Snider, 317-559-2510.
  • HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER offers personalized attention with proven results. They offer individually tailored programs for every student’s goals, abilities, and schedule. The Huntington Advantage means: individualized tutoring, proven results, flexible scheduling, convenient locations , and specially trained teachers. (317-562-0550https://huntingtonhelps.com/center/indianapolis)
  • KHAN ACADEMY offers a free, personalized way for you to use the results of your PSAT to prep for the SAT. We have seen students increase their scores significantly by practicing 3 to 4 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes a day for three months. Reminder: It’s free!
  • MOXEY TEST PREP. Introductions are available to the Moxey Test Prep methods for all sections of the SAT and ACT. Email moxeytestprep@gmail.com to have a spot held and receive a confirmation that gives the details about payment, location, and required materials. Seating is very limited. More information on all upcoming SAT and ACT workshop classes is at moxeytestprep.com.
  • SARAH PETERSON is a private tutor with 27 years of test prep experience. She offers weekday afternoon & evening appointments (no weekend) at her home office in Ivy Hills. Individual and small group sessions, individualized to students’ needs. Text or talk: 317-578-1986. Email:  Sarah.m.peterson@sbcglobal.net

SAT Prep Class at BCHS

Registration is now open for the 2019 SAT Prep Class at BCHS. This is for BCHS students only.

This is a 6-week SAT Prep class, taught by BCHS teachers Mrs. Schaffner and Mrs. Hilton, in January-February. Each class runs from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Class dates are Wednesdays : January 23, 30, 2019 and February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019. March 6 will be used as a makeup day in the event of a weather cancellation.

This class covers Math and English on the revised SAT. Cost is $150.

All registration is online. Payment will be collected during registration through our secure form. The class is limited to 40 registrants and spaces fill quickly.

 

Register Here

Class of 2019 College Counseling Newsletter–October

  • COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINES: Please be aware of application deadlines for your schools. Most schools have an Early Action deadline and this gives you better consideration for admission and scholarship. It is best to have all of your applications submitted by November 1. Please remember that transcripts and letter of recommendations must be requested at least 10 days before the due date.  
  • CUMULATIVE GPA/PAST GRADES: You will need your cumulative GPA for college applications. In some cases, such as if you are applying to Purdue, you will also need to input all of your high school courses and grades. A copy of your current transcript was sent to your parent/guardian email address on file around noon on 10/18 to help you access that information. Your cumulative GPA is the one listed next to Grade 12.
  • TEST SCORES: ORDER YOUR TEST SCORES NOW. This is the number one thing that prevents students from meeting deadlines or being considered for specific scholarships. Test scores have to be ordered by the student directly from the testing service (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores; https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html) and sometimes take 2-3 weeks to arrive to the colleges.
  • COMPLETE APPLICATIONS. As soon as you complete your information, please click submit on your applications. Do not wait for your teacher recommendations or counselor form.
  • COMMON APPLICATION: If you use the Common Application, transcripts are submitted automatically. Optional reports, midyear reports, and final reports do not need to be submitted at this time.
  • PARCHMENT:If you have colleges that are not on the Common Application, please submit transcript requests through Parchment. We do not receive notifications  from these schools, so you have to tell us what you need for non-Common App schools.
  • SCHEDULE CHANGES: Please remember that colleges admit you based on your schedule at the time of your application. If you make changes to your schedule after first semester, you will need to notify each college to which you have applied. 
  • REQUIRED MINIMUM GPA: Please remember that the Honors diploma requires all semester grades to be a C- or higher and your cumulative GPA to be above 3.0 at the time of graduation. 21st Century Scholars must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to receive those funds.
  • FAFSA: We recommend that you complete your FAFSA by 12/1. Many schools have priority deadlines. The deadline for the state of Indiana is April 15. ,
  • Scholarships on Fastweb.,
  • FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION: There will be a financial aid presentation at 6:30 on October 23 for senior parents in room 102.
  • CELEBRATE: When you are admitted to a college or receive a scholarship, please notify Mrs. Alerding or Mrs. Nixon. We need copies of all letters for school data purposes, as well as for Honors Night, the bulletin board in the hallway, the website, and recommendations for other outside scholarships.