Omaha metro-area junior and senior high school students enrolled in a College Board approved Advanced Placement History course can receive credit at the University of Nebraska at Omaha if the instructor of the AP class has been approved by the History Department at UNO. Just as with classes taken on campus, each student concurrently enrolled his/her high school and UNO receives a transcript that reflects the grade and credit hours earned at UNO.
Within the AP program (and apart from the UNO Dual Enrollment program), the College Board had previously created an exam for each course curriculum to determine a student’s understanding of the course material. Students earning a qualifying score on that AP exam can receive college credit from most colleges and universities in the United States, as well as from those in more than sixty other countries. Exam takers must also follow the AP criteria for earning credit hours established by the college or university they wish to attend.
Although the test was created by the AP Program and not the UNO Dual Enrollment Program, most school districts participating in UNO’s Dual Enrollment program require AP/ Dual Enrollment students to take the AP Exam regardless of where the student is planning to attend college. Those exams will be offered again in May 2013.
To encourage UNO Dual Enrollment students to study for this exam, the History Department Dual Enrollment program will offer UNO bookstore vouchers to students who score well on the test and subsequently enroll in UNO. The awards to be offered for exams taken in Spring 2013 are as follows:
Students who earn a 5 on the AP exam in May 2013 will earn a $250 UNO bookstore voucher.
Students who earn a 4 on the AP exam in May 2013 will earn a $150 UNO bookstore voucher.
If the student who scores a 4 or a 5 on the exam is a high school senior at test time in May 2013, the student will receive the voucher when she/he begins classes at UNO in Fall 2013. Those high scoring students who take the test as juniors in May 2013 will receive the voucher when they begin classes at UNO in the Fall of 2014.
1)High School students must be enrolled during the 2012-2013 academic year in one of the AP History courses listed under “Course Offerings” on this web site.
2)The course must be taught by an instructor previously approved by UNO’s History Department.
3)The student must take an AP Exam in May 2013 that is associated with one of the courses listed under “Course Offerings” on this web site.
4)The bookstore voucher is available only to those 2011-2012 high school seniors and juniors who are enrolled in UNO in Fall 2013 or Fall 2014.
5)A student may earn only one voucher, regardless of the number of AP History Exams taken.
Wisdom is personal and belongs to the person who studies to acquire it, therefore the History Department encourages all students to prepare well for the AP Exam. The resultant knowledge attained through such study will provide not only a head start on college credits, but will serve the student well with a more thorough understanding of the world in which we live.
Contact the UNO History Department Office of Dual Enrollment at 402-554-2584 with any questions.