Many parents and educators mistakenly believe that college admission requires a strict adherence to the Carnegie credit system. In fact, the College Board SAT and AP exams provide a ready-made competency-based alternative to the “seat-time” requirements of the Carnegie credit system, the century-old standard which measures the amount of time a student spends learning. Demonstrating mastery of content through the SAT and AP exams instead of the Carnegie credit system allows students to focus on the specific content and skills that are pre-requisites for their particular path.
Students who do well on the SAT and on several AP exams, while also achieving something extraordinary through meaningful charitable, creative, or entrepreneurial projects are strong candidates for admissions to leading universities. ATI helps students excel in competency-based learning systems, and fits student achievements into the Carnegie credit system for transfer credit purposes.