Credit for College Courses Taught in High Schools or Through Distance Education

Enactment & Revision History: 

Became a University of Oregon policy by operation of law on July 1, 2014. 

Former OUS Internal Management Directive 2.030.


Credit for College Courses Taught in High Schools or Through Distance Education

Each institution may offer college-level courses taught for credit in high schools or through distance education to serve high school students.

  1. These course offerings shall be at the postsecondary level and in addition to high school-level courses required for graduation. When courses are taught at the high schools, course materials shall be the same as, or equivalent to, those of the institution awarding the credit.
  2. Student eligibility for college-level credit courses will be mutually determined by the sponsoring institution and the high school.
  3. The sponsoring institution will determine the registration processes and tuition.
  4. Earned credits and grades will be transcripted by the sponsoring institution.
  5. High school teachers of college courses shall possess comparable qualifications to instructors of the disciplines in the sponsoring institution, and shall be approved by the sponsoring institution’s departments. College teachers may also teach college courses for high school students.
  6. Teaching/course evaluation practices shall be comparable to the practices of the sponsoring institution’s department.
Responsible Office: 

For questions about this policy, please contact the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost at (541) 346-3186

Original Source: 
Internal Management Directive