Central Arizona College (CAC) First Step Program is a summer program that gives high school students an opportunity to enroll in college courses and receive college credit before graduating from high school. At the end of their sophomore, junior, and senior year, students may take up to five (5) college credits and receive a tuition waiver for the cost of the courses. Students must pay for their textbooks and provide their own transportation to CAC. The ACUPLACER (placement test) must be taken prior to enrolling in CAC. The ACUPLACER is offered at each of the CGUHSD high schools during both the fall and spring semesters, or students may complete this step as part of the First Step and/or Early College orientation process. These college courses may count for dual credit. To receive dual credit, students must have an official transcript sent to their high school. Students will receive honors weighted GPA credit for dual credit course if they successfully complete an English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, or Foreign Language course(s) that transfers to a four-year university. To apply, students need to pick up an application in the Counseling Office.