Advanced Opportunities

Student graduating thanks to advanced opportunitiesIdaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) works with students to prepare them for a smooth transition toward their chosen path after High School, whether it’s pursuing a college degree or entering into a career or trade . Starting in Middle School and High School they are provided a variety of options from unique electives, Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit (DC) to Roadmaps, which lead students to industry certificates or a full Associates Degree program at an Idaho college or university. Dual Credit courses are approved through Idaho colleges and universities and Advanced Placement courses are approved by the College Board. Through these advanced opportunities, students can simultaneously earn both high school credits and undergraduate credits.

Dual Credit Registration 

To receive college credit from a dual credit course, students must register with both IDLA and the college or university offering the credit. If students are using Advanced Opportunities funding to pay for the cost of their college credits, they must also be registered in the state Advanced Opportunities Portal. Each step in the Dual Credit Checklist below is required to complete the registration process.

Dual Credit Course List     University Information

Register through IDLA

  • Talk to your parents and your school Site Coordinator about dual credit courses offered through IDLA. A full list of course offerings can be found on the Course Catalog.
  • Be sure you meet any prerequisite requirements prior to registering for the course.
  • Work with your Site Coordinator to register for the course through IDLA.
  • Check your registration confirmation email for the course start date and other important information.

Register through the college or university

  • Register as a student through the college or university offering credit in your course. Each institution has a unique process, find specific information on the University Information page.
  • If you are taking a Fall or Spring course with credit offered through CEI, CSI, CWI, or NIC, you must also complete a certificate of residency with your county. Students taking a course with credit offered through BSU, ISU, U of I, LCSC, NNU or using Fast Forward funds may skip this step.
  • Once registered as a student, enroll in the college course section. To do so, you will need your teacher’s name and the section number. This information will be found within your IDLA course.

Provide payment for the course

Advanced Opportunities Submission Guide

  • Using Advanced Opportunity funding? Work with your school Site Coordinator to register through the state Advanced Opportunities portal.
  • Not using Advanced Opportunity funding? Provide payment to the college or university, or set up payment arrangements with the college or university.

Advanced Placement Classes

Advanced Placement Courses are online classes that offer rigorous, college-level curricula that allow high school students the opportunity to earn college credit in high school. IDLA offers students the chance to enroll in these challenging courses that might not be offered locally or fit into a student’s regular school schedule. Each AP Course is taught by a passionate IDLA teacher who strives to help students achieve success within these advanced academic courses. Students complete their online AP course work through IDLA and, in the spring, take the AP exam in person at a local testing center.

Students planning to take their AP Exams must coordinate with their home school to order the exam within the proper time period. Students will need to identify that the course provider is Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (077) when taking the exam, not their home/face-to-face school. IDLA staff will also be communicating with school Site Coordinators to remind them to assist the AP students with these items.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

More Advanced Placement Information


Next Steps Idaho

Next Steps Idaho Logo Next Steps Idaho is here to help get every student in the state ready for life beyond high school.

Whether you’ve got your sights set on a four-year college, community college, a certification program, career, or the military, we’re here to help—every step of the way. No matter where you are along the path to graduation, Next Steps is here to make sure your next steps are a cinch.

Course Transfer

CourseTransfer.idaho.govCourse Transfer Logo helps students navigate transfer of credit across Idaho institutions. This website was developed by Idaho’s public colleges and universities to help students plan the potential transfer of credits they have earned or intend to earn.

GEM (General Education Matriculation) courses are universally accepted across all state institutions in Idaho. Each institution requires a certain amount of credits to be earned in each category, check each institution for specificity.

Idaho Career Information System – CIS

eCIS LogoPlanning out a path towards advanced opportunities is now available using the Career Information System (CIS). A comprehensive list of high school classes, including IDLA courses, is available. The course planner in CIS allows students to create an action plan to attain the educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach their personal and career goals and meets Idaho State requirements: Administrative code 08.02.03