ACC :: Advanced College Credit 'Don't Leave High School Without It'


Welcome to Advanced College Credit

at Clackamas Community College    

High school students in Clackamas County, across Oregon and Nationally are receiving college credits through various accelerated learning programs.  Below is a link to a video highlighting some of the ways you can get a jump start on your college education and future career.

Advanced College is a dual credit program at Clackams Community College that allows students to earn both high school and college credit for some of their high school courses that have been reviewed and approved by faculty at Clackamas Community College. By the time these students graduate from high school they already have a head start on college credits at a cost far below regular college tuition prices, saving both time and money when they start their next steps after graduation.Image of classroom instruction

 Two courses are said to be "articulated" when the high school college-level course has the same student learning outcomes, curriculum content and rigor of assessment as the college course. Course titles may differ between the high school college-level course and the articulated college course, but the course materials, content and instructional quality are consistent with (or "articulated" with) courses offered by the community college. Because of this articulation, a student should be able to transition smoothly to the next level of college courses.

Since Advanced College Credit courses are the result of an alignment between high school college-level courses and college courses at the community college, not all high school courses are eligible. Check the ACC website at for the courses available at each high school we work with.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Advanced College Credit Program is to provide eligible high school students the opportunity to experience more challenging coursework and to begin earning college credit while still enrolled in high school.  The advanced college credits earned in high school can apply to certificates and degrees at Clackamas Community College, or they may be transferrable directly to other colleges and universities.  With credit earned through the ACC program it may be possible to complete a certificate or degree in less time or provide scheduling flexibility for study abroad or service learning opportunities.

Please note:  It is always up to the receiving institution on how and if credit will apply to their degree programs, so be sure to check with your specific school. For a list of colleges and universities that have accepted ACC/College Now credit in transfer click here

High School Partners

We currently partner with over twenty high schools. View the high schools and the courses offered at each high school under the HS Course Lists Tab above.

Student Success Stories

If you'd like to learn how the ACC has helped students in the past, click here for student success stories...

If you would like to share your own story of how ACC help you toward early degree completion or in other ways, please send an e-mail to

 Registration and Costs

The ACC Registration dates for the Spring 2015 Term for our trimester and semester high schools are: 

                                                         Monday, April 20th - Friday, May 22nd

Here are some documents you may find useful with the registration process:

The ACC Trimester Registration Instructions

The ACC Semester Registration Instructions

  18+ Credit Registration Waiver Form

The Password Reset Tutorial

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Please note that IE10 has compatibility issues with the college registration system so we would recommend using a different web browser (such as Firefox) when completing any registratin processes for the college.

The ACC Program Application and step-by-step registration guide is available under the "Register" tab.

ACC Program Application and Registration is an on-line process. Only new students need to fill out and submit the on-line application found under the Register Tab.  Students who already have a CCC ID# will just register for the courses using their CCC student e-mail ( and password.

All ACC students need to register with CCC for the college credit within the registration timelines posted.  If students are taking multiple classes for college credit, they will likely be registering at different times throughout the year.  Registration for the college credit begins approximately two weeks after a class begins at the high school. Registration dates for the current year are listed under the HS Course Lists Tab.

At a significant savings, students can begin earning college credit while still in high school.  College credit through the ACC Program is $10 per credit.  When compared to the current CCC tuition/fees of $90.50 per credit, this is a significant savings.  Comparing the ACC fees to university costs, the savings are huge!  The credits can transfer and prevent a student from repeating coursework he/she has already completed.  This saves money and time toward college degree completion!

ACC Drop/Withdraw Policy:

Students are responsible to drop ACC classes by the drop deadlines for each term if they drop the class at the high school, or if they decide not to have a class or grade posted to their college transcript.  The class must be dropped by the drop deadline to avoid having the class and grade posted to the student's transcript. Drop deadlines are posted on the ACC website on the HS Course Lists. If the student misses the drop deadline, the course will post to their transcript.


Students may request a Withdraw from the instructor up through the eighth week of the college term.  The course will still post on the transcript but a W (Withdraw) will post as the grade.  If they miss the withdraw deadline, they are responsible for the course and grade earned will be posted to their transcript.  The withdraw deadlines are posted at the ACC website on the HS Course Lists.  For further information, please contact the Advanced College Credit office at 503-594-3208


ACC Refund Policy:
Please note the payment due date posted on the high school course listings page. Refunds are available as long as the class is dropped on the student's myClackamas account by the due date listed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Advanced College Credit office at 503-594-3208.



 How to Transfer Your ACC Credits

When you have completed your ACC classes and the grades have been submitted by the approved high school instructors, your transcript will be updated.  When you are ready to have these classes and credits transfer to a four-year school or a different community college, you will need to request an official transcript be sent to the college or university you will be attending.

We recommend you review your unofficial transcript for accuracy before ordering an official copy.  Access your student account at myClackamas, our on-line student record system, and click on Account Information.

Once you have reviewed your transcript to verify everything is accurate, you may submit your transcript request online, in person, by fax or mail.

  • To order an official transcript online, click on Transcript Request in the Account Information link in myClackamas). Or go to and select Clackamas Community College.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the registrar's office at: 503-594-6100 or email:

Note:  ACC classes taken in the current year are not posted on the transcript until the course is completed and grades have been posted from the high school instructors. To verify registration, you can view your schedule in myClackamas.

For a list of colleges and universities that have accepted ACC in transfer click here


For more information on the Advanced College Credit program, please contact:

Cheryl Tallman

Advanced College Credit Coordinator

Office: Community Center, CC109

Phone: (503) 594-3208

Fax: (503) 650-6670

Ashlee Tolleson

Advanced College Credit Assistant

Office:  Community Center, CC109

Phone: (503) 594-3499

Fax: (503) 650-6670

Joy Overlin

OEP Administrative Assistant

Office: Community Center, CC113

Phone: (503) 594-3161

Fax: (503) 650-6670

Larry Cheyne

Director of Education Partnerships

Office: Community Center, CC111



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