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.
If you’d like more help choosing between AP and CLEP, check out my resource pages below: