High school students hoping to earn college credits through Advanced Placement exams soon will be out of luck at Ivy League school Dartmouth College, according to the Huffington Post.
The Ivy League school currently awards credit in some academic subjects for qualifying scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-level exams (a British qualification exam). But Dartmouth admissions officials say the practice of awarding credit will end, starting with the class of 2018.
"The concern that we have is that increasingly, AP has been seen as equivalent to a college-level course, and it really isn't, in our opinion," said Hakan Tell, a classics professor and chairman of the college's Committee on Instruction. The faculty recently voted to end awarding credit in exchange for high scores on AP tests after nearly a decade of discussion.
A spokeswoman for the College Board, which runs the AP program, declined to comment specifically on Dartmouth's decision because the college has not notified the company of its policy changes.
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