3 Ways to Earn College Credit While Still in High School

Advanced Placement (AP)

Through college-level AP courses, students enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school. Through AP exams, each student has the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. AP course are available to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.


  • American History
  • Art History
  • Biology II
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry II
  • English IV
  • European History
  • French
  • Human Geography
  • Physics I & II
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • US Government
  • World History

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP exams available. Byrd High School is an official CLEP testing center for Byrd High School students. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and  universities. CLEP has the same benefits as dual enrollment except there is no grade for CLEP exams, only pass fail. Accepted at more than 2,900 colleges and universities, not just in Louisiana.

Dual Enrollment

Important Dual Enrollment Information-

Dual enrollment applications are now available for LaTech and LSUS Fall enrollment.

Students in the following courses can apply at LaTech- AP US History, AP European History, English IV enriched Williams and Maranto only, and English IV GT

Students in the following courses can apply at LSUS- Advanced Math- Algood only, Pre-calculus Algood only,

AP Calculus Algood only, AP Statistics, Medical Terminology, English IV enriched Carberry only, English IV AP.

Byrd will pay for one core English, math, science, or social studies course/semester at either LSUS or LaTech, as long as funds are available. Students are encouraged to apply early. Instructions are available from these teachers, or cebyrd.com. Please read all information carefully and complete all required steps. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 17, at 4pm. Please contact the 11the or 12th grade counselor if you have any questions. 11th grade- Tamiko Lacy- tslacy@caddoschools.org. 12th grade- Amanda Byrd- asbyrd@caddoschools.org

CLICK HERE for LSUS Information Packet

CLICK HERE for LA Tech Information Packet

**Please see the attachments for step-by-step instructions to apply at each university as well as admissions requirements and cost.