Community College Courses

BHS REQUIREMENT

BHS students are required to take 6 transferable community college credits during the course of their high school experience.  To determine if a course is transferable to a specific university, see the Assist database for more information.

12 UNIT RECOMMENDATION

Though some students may want to pursue additional community college credit, some universities place a limit on the number of credits that students can obtain while in high school.  If the student exceeds the limit, certain school may consider the student a "transfer" student and must have at least 60 credits to apply.  Students should carefully plan their post-secondary education and work with the admissions department of any potential university prior to committing to community courses above and beyond the 12 unit recommendation.

COURSE SELECTION

Students should select courses in their area of interest and work closely with their advisory teacher and BHS office staff to insure that college classes are in alignment with their future plans.  

ON SITE COURSES

BHS offers Palomar College classes on campus during the day for interested students.  These courses are taught by the college faculty and students receive credit for both high school and college.  Students and parents should note that while students will receive a final course grade, as with any college course, parents do not have access to the professor or progress reports due to FERPA policies in place for college students.  

RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING TRANSCRIPT TO BHS 

Students will need to request an official transcript reflection completion of the college course.  The course will then be entered onto the high school transcript reflecting credits earned for both high school requirements and college credits.  If students do not provide official transcripts, they can not receive credit for BHS.

WEIGHTED GRADING

Students will receive a weighted grade for college courses taken in an A-G area.  Weighted grades add 1 point per letter.  For example, and A is worth 5 points in a GPA calculation for a college course instead of 4 points. Please see this helpful site for more information about calculating grades.

UNIT/CREDIT CONVERSION

In general, students receive a full year credit for a semester college course which is approximately a conversion of 3 college units=10 BHS creditsCollege courses that have heavier weights may provide additional credits for high school.

For further questions, please call the BHS front office. 

See the University of California Admissions Page for further information on incoming college freshman entrance.   

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Palomar College and MiraCosta provide free tuition to high school students with some restrictions.