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Transcripts and Credits
Your high school transcript plays a vital role in your application process to ACU. Don't be intimidated! We have a caring and knowledgeable staff that can help answer your questions or point you in the right direction.
High school curriculum often comes from multiple sources; your transcript should combine these sources into one document, listing the courses you've taken (organized by academic year), the grade you earned in each course, and the number of credits you assigned to each course. Your transcript should also state your high school GPA on a four-point scale (do not include work completed prior to high school). We welcome you to use our free GPA Calculator to help you determine your high school GPA.
You may also find these resources helpful to you as you build your transcript:
- Home School Legal Defense Association newsletter: Transcripts
- Home School Legal Defense Association FAQs: Transcripts
If you've taken college-level courses for dual credit, we'll want to see those courses listed on your high school transcript, and we'll also need an official college transcript from each institution you attended in order to transfer those courses to ACU for college credit. You should request the transcript from the college that issued the credit and have that transcript sent directly to ACU.
To view a list of classes that will transfer to ACU, the Texas Common Course Numbering System is a helpful tool. Just choose the "Compare Institutions" option to evaluate the compatibility of your class to an ACU class.
Learn more about transferring Dual Credit to ACU.
If your home-school curriculum was exceptionally rigorous, you may wish to earn credit by examination through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). By passing a CLEP test, you earn credit for an ACU course within the general education curriculum (math, science, social science, English, foreign language, etc.). CLEP tests are administered through ACU's University Testing Center. Visit the University Testing Center website to learn more about the CLEP tests that are available.