AP courses give you a head start on college while you are still in the supportive environment of a high school classroom. Taking the end-of-course AP Exam sends a powerful message to colleges and universities that you're ready for them, and can enable you to gain admission, college credit, and placement into advanced courses.
AP is a voluntary program that offers students an opportunity to take one or more college-level courses while still in High School.
AP isn't just for top students or those headed for college. AP offers something for everyone. Student can choose from 38 courses and exams in 19 subject areas, including arts, computer science, geography, government and politics, music theory, foreign languages, and more.
For inquisitive students, AP touches on a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school. Each courses is a unique learning experience in which student subjects from variety of perspectives-including their own.
With 38 AP courses and exams in 19 subject areas, there is bound to be a course that inspires you. Although very few schools offer every course, if there is a course that sounds interesting to you, contact the College Board to get additional information on adding an AP course.
|The 38 courses and exams:|
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4 - Well qualified
3 - Qualified
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An AP Exam grade of 3 or higher can qualify you for college credit at most U.S. colleges and universities.
Check with your AP teacher, coordinator, or school counselor. Fee reductions are available for low-income students.
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