College Credits: An Integral Part of an AURA Academy Education

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College Credits: An Integral Part of an AURA Academy Education

A university education is an expensive, time-consuming proposition. Making the jump from high school to university can also be challenging. What if you could get university credits in high school (at high school prices), save a year or more of university time, and become familiar with university life in the process? If that sounds too good to be true, it’s what every student at AURA Academy experiences. Over the course of four years, American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) allows AURA students to take actual university courses taught by university professors. In addition, doing well on International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations in regular AURA high school courses may result in additional course credits at many universities.

Q: How can my children get college credit at AURA?

A: In some other high schools, students must take summer classes or evening classes at a community college to get college credits; however, at AURA IB high school, students are able to take AUHS college courses during school time, and if they pass, they can transfer credits to a university later. If they attend AUHS, there is no need to transfer; the courses are credits of AUHS.

Q: How many credits can my children transfer to university after graduation from AURA IB high school?

A: After graduation from AURA IB high school, students can transfer science credits as well as pre-requisite credits for PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy), BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), BSPS (Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences) as well as many other General Education credits such as History, Political Science, Art, Sociology, Business, Micro/Macro Economics… California law allows a dual enrollment program to offer up to two years of university.


Q: How much time could my children save for university?

A: AURA IB high school graduates may be able save 1 – 1.5 years toward completing a bachelor’s degree.


Q: How much money could be saved from university tuition?

A: The cost of college credits earned during a student’s attendance at AURA is included in the high school tuition fee. Students don’t have to pay additional cost for college credits. With the many credits transferred, relevant costs of those credits are saved. There are also potential room and board savings as well due to the reduction of time to complete a bachelor’s degree.


Q: How are these college classes taught at AURA?

A: AURA is inside the AUHS campus. Classes are taught by AUHS professors.

The College Credit program at AURA specifically prepares students for health sciences professions but addresses the general education requirements of most universities as well. Graduates of AURA achieve advanced standing in the health sciences programs at AUHS. An IB education with College Credit courses means substantial time and cost savings for students who attend AURA Academy.

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