Advanced College Credit Program

Chaminade offers more college credit courses than most schools in the St. Louis area. Currently, over 200 hours of college credit are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Earning college credit at Chaminade is a reality for many of our students and with proper planning and a willing desire, it is possible for a Chaminade student to enter college as a sophomore. There are two types of college credit courses available at Chaminade.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: These courses are the equivalent of regular college courses. Students in these courses take the Advanced Placement exam in May of each year. Most universities award three credits for a score of 3 on an AP exam. Many universities grant six credits or more for a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam. In the past five years, over 75% of our students received a 3 or higher on their exams.

Advanced College Credit (ACC) Courses: These classes are taught in affiliation with universities in the St. Louis area. Chaminade faculty is adjunct professors who are highly trained and accountable to maintain university standards. A student who earns an A, B or C in an ACC class is awarded that grade through the university. This credit is transferable to various universities. Chaminade students registering for ACC courses are rewarded with full access to university libraries at the time of their studies. Students may register for both fall and spring semester courses. Students are required to have an 80% cumulative average (3.0 GPA) to register for ACC courses. 

2nd Semester SLU 1818 Advanced College Credit On-line Student Registration now through February 5, 2016

  • Registration is now open for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders 
  • Tuition is $65 per credit house. The SLU 1818 Office will mail invoices to the parents/guardian
  • "Registration Alert" postcards have been emailed to students
  • Parents and students can access a complete list of courses below
  • The newly revised 1818 ACC website includes simple registration instructions for both First-Time Banner Users and Returning Students
  • Please access and click on "Students"
  • Register now! There is NO LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD.

Access the ACC Course Listing for SLU 1818 Program. 

2nd Semester UMSL Advanced College Credit On-line Student Registration from January 4th through February 2nd

  •   Student On-line registration will open on Monday, January 4, 2016
  • Please review the 2nd semester course listing below
  • UMSL ACC Student Registration Brochures can be obtained with your son's class instructor or Dr. K
  • Tuition is $64.00 per credit hour. No monies collected. UMSL will mail invoices to parents/guardians.
  • Student register on-line at
  • Students must print the Permission Form. The form must be signed by the student, parent/guardian and teacher/counselor
  • All Permission Forms are due in Dr. K's office no later than Tuesday, February 2nd
  • Parents and students wishing to learn more about UMSL's ACC Program can visit or call 314-516-7005.


Access the ACC Course Listing for UMSL. 

About 70% of the Class of 2012 graduated having been awarded college credit in one or more classes.  Almost 80% of the students in the Class of 2012 who took Advanced Placement exams earned a 3, 4 or 5 on their test(s), meaning they would receive college credit for the course(s).  Many students were awarded credit through both the Advanced Placement Program and the Advanced College Credit program.  Enrolling in AP and/or ACC courses has allowed many of our recent graduates to enter college with a semester or a year of credit already completed.  This often allows a student to earn his Bachelor's Degree in less than four years.


On-line student registration for Advanced College Credit occurs in September and January of each academic year. There are many courses a student can take for credit. Students are encouraged to map their course selections with their House Counselor. Chaminade students are advised to check with their College Counselor regarding the transferability of credit.

 Click here to learn about the PACE program.