(AP) Advanced Placement Test
AP college level courses and exams help students earn college credit and stand out in the admissions process. The AP exams give students who demonstrate exemplary skill in a particular subject area an opportunity to challenge themselves further. AP classes provide material that goes beyond the scope of a typical high school class in each particular discipline. These exams are given in the middle of May.
- One of the most important criteria for college admission.
- Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores.
- Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
- Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your college years.
- Free up time during a semester at college to focus your attention on fewer more intensive classes.
- Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
- Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
- Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.
- Engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively and learn to write clearly and persuasively.
Register at your school through the guidance department.
Advanced Placement Subject Areas include:
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- English Language
- English Literature
- Environmental Science
- European History
- French Language
- Comparative Government & Politics
- U.S. Government & Politics
- Physics B
- Physics C
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Literature
- U.S. History
- World History