Advanced Placement AP
WHAT IS ADVANCED PLACEMENT?
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program, a curriculum service through the College Board, offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school.
- Courses reflect what is taught in top introductory college courses.
- Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. Use the Credit Policies Search Tool from the College Board to find colleges you’re interested in and see what you could earn with AP.
- Students take AP Exams at the end of the course, measuring their mastery of college-level work.
- A score of 3 or higher on an AP exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.
Why take AP courses?
Taking AP courses in high school could give you an advantage in college by letting you:
▶ Earn College Credit
▶ Get a Head Start
▶ Stand Out to Colleges