Advance to College is an in-your-school dual enrollment program for high school juniors and seniors. The program offers qualifying students in select Christian schools the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.

College credits earned through Advance to College are awarded by Maranatha Baptist University and are accepted by many other public and private universities across the country.


The Advance to College program enables high school juniors and seniors to complete rigorous, high-quality dual enrollment college courses while on their own high school campus.

By taking dual enrollment courses in high school, students save money on college tuition. In addition, they can lighten a future college course load or even graduate from college early.


Who will teach the Advance to College dual credit courses?

Qualifying teachers on your high school campus will teach the ATC courses. ATC faculty must have a master's degree in the subject area they are teaching or a master's degree plus eighteen graduate credits in the subject area they are teaching.

Is Maranatha Baptist University accredited?

Yes. MBU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org; phone: 312.263.0456). Because MBU is regionally accredited, our credits transfer to many colleges and universities nationwide.

How does the ATC transcript process work?

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, your school will submit your student's Request for Credit form, payment, and final grades to the registrar's office at MBU. When MBU receives this information, the final grades will be posted to the student's transcript. Students are responsible for ordering transcripts.

Does MBU offer additional courses for high school juniors and seniors?

Yes. Students can apply to MBU and enroll in online college courses for $175 per credit. The first year of almost every MBU major is available online.


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Through Advance to College, Maranatha Baptist University has collaborated with your Christian school in order to:

  • Support Christian high schools seeking dual enrollment college courses taught from a Christian worldview.
  • Provide an affordable dual enrollment option that is competitive with community colleges.
  • Create a quality learning opportunity that supports students as they transition to higher education.


For more information on the Advance to College program, contact your school administrator or the ATC Coordinator at your school.


Phone: 800.622.2947

Explore our online dual enrollment options here.