Advanced Placement (AP)
The AP Program
Provides willing and academically prepared high school students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college level.
Each AP course is modeled on a comparable college course. College and University faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards.
AP courses culminate in college-level assessments developed and scores by college and university faculty.
Based on their performance on rigorous AP exam, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college 90% of four-year US colleges and universities grant credit or advanced placement. Policies vary widely (and sometime within) institutions.
For more information: www.collegeboard.org/ap/creditpolicy
AP courses prepare students majoring in engineering, biochemistry and other STEM majors in college. AP students earn higher GPAs in the advanced college courses into which their AP credit allowed them to place, compared to students with the same high school class rank and SAT scores who did not earn AP credit and who did not skip the entry-level college course.
* The full study can be found at www.collegeboard.org/research
Please read the Commitments and Fees regarding missing AP fee deadline.
You must create your AP online account, add each Course Code, pay your $5 to the finance office and read the AP Commitment and Fees. Absolutely no exams will be shipped to students that have not created an online account and ordered an exam. Students that do not take the AP exam will not receive the added weight calculated into their GPA.