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What is AP?

  • The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a collaborative effort between motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has allowed millions of students to take college-level courses and exams and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.
  • AP courses are available in a wide variety of subject areas. Each course is developed by a committee of college faculty and AP teachers and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course.
  • Each AP course has a corresponding exam that participating schools worldwide administer. Based on their performance on the AP Exam, students have the opportunity to earn credit or placement at most of the nation’s colleges and universities.