Advanced Placement AP Exams and New Changes
What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams are an opportunity given to high school students to earn college credit from demanding courses. By participating in AP’s college-level courses and exams, you can not only earn college credit, but stand out in the college admissions process, college scholarship applications and learn from some of the best instructors in the world.
Earn College Credit and Course Placement
- More than 3,600 colleges and universities receive and accept AP Exam scores. Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the United States will award you credit or an equivalent course placement with your qualifying scores.
- Cut your time to move into upper-division courses for your major or even double major by earning college credit while in high school.
- Create a college experience that is designed specifically for you. You can control your schedule because of the work you did before hand.
Shine in the College Admissions Process
- Show the college admissions committee your dedication and readiness to excel in college.
- Show your willingness to be challenged and succeed in a demanding curriculum.
- Emphasize your commitment to your academics and your ability to work as a team.
Set Yourself Apart From Other Students in College
- Start early on college level course work.
- Improve your ability to critically think formulating clear thoughts and compositions.
- Develop successful study skills to help you succeed in a demanding and rigorous curriculum.
*RECENT AP NEWS:*
This was just in from the University of California, Office of the President:
For those students interested taking Advanced Placement courses and exams, it’s important to note that the CollegeBoard is discontinuing the following AP exams:
- Computer Science AB Exam will not be offered during 2010-11
- French Literature will not be offered during 2010-11
- Italian Language and Culture (this is relatively new I believe) will not be offered during 2010-11
- Latin Literature will not be offered during 2010-11
For a current list of AP exams by subject area, visit AP exams
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