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Earning Credit or Placement

Students requesting placement or credit from their school should always discuss their options with school officials before enrolling, as schools have varying policies. While CTY is an accredited institution, CTY does not award degrees or diplomas. Credit or placement can only be awarded by the student's school. In some cases, schools may require additional documentation about CTY and the course content, or the student may be asked to take the school’s final exam.

CTY issues course completion documents to each student who successfully completes a course. Although credit or placement can only be awarded by the student’s school, CTY provides suggested guidelines. Visit the course pages via the Online Programs Catalog to view credit recommendations and detailed course information.

Follow these steps when seeking placement and credit for any CTY course:

1: Review the CTY course catalog and select a course.
2: Before completing enrollment, discuss placement and credit options with your school officials. Determine if you need to take a course approved by NCAA or another course approver (such as UC A-G). See below for more information.
3: Obtain school approval for your course selection.
4: Enroll in the course.

Course Completion Documents and Official Academic Record

At the end of every successfully completed course, the student will receive course completion documents from Online Programs. These include a summary of the student's grades, if applicable, as well as an instructor evaluation and certificate of completion. Parents may also request a CTY Official Academic Record that will show all of the student's participation in CTY academic courses, as well as other activities with CTY. 


CTY's programs are accredited by the following bodies:

  • Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • College Board "AP" Designation
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association Approved Courses
  • University of California A-G Approved Courses

Learn more about CTY's accreditations.