I have a great resource list for those of you planning a U.S Government course this year!
These resources are MORE THAN ENOUGH to DIY a full year program. If you only want 1 semester, you’ll have to pick and choose.
Beyond high school credit, there are 2 exams you can take (not both- choose 1) that yield 3 college credits in the U.S. Government.
Most colleges consider these duplicate courses, so if your target college accepts both, I recommend choosing the CLEP for these 3 reasons.
(1) you can currently take CLEP for $0 using the Modern States voucher (see below) and AP will cost about $100.
(2) CLEP is strictly multiple choice whereas the AP exam requires essays / free response.
(3) You can take CLEP anytime you’re ready – the AP is only offered once per year (May) and you have to find a local high school willing to let your teen take it.
If your target college doesn’t accept both exams, choose the one they do accept.