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Academic Planning_Alternative College Credit AP

Academic Planning_Alternative College Credit AP

Read this document to learn about Advanced Placement (AP).

The Advanced Placement (AP) program, created by the College Board, is a college-level curriculum offering courses, exams and placement to high school students. After completion of coursework, a comprehensive examination is administered by high school instructors at the local high school. 

The extra effort you put into an AP course is definitely worth it. Consider these benefits:

  • AP courses offer the opportunity to study a subject in-depth at the college level. This better prepares you for college work.

  • If you receive a high enough score on an AP Exam, you may be eligible for credit, advanced placement or both at most U.S. colleges.

Note: Colleges and universities have determined which scores may be applied to the requirements for their degree programs, so you are encouraged to check scores at the institution(s) you may attend.

AP Courses and Exams offered through College Board:

  • Arts

  • Computer Science

  • English

  • Geography

  • History

  • Language & Culture

  • Mathematics¬†

  • Social Sciences


Next Steps: Review the College Board website https://ap.collegeboard.org for more information. Contact your college for a list of acceptable AP courses and scores. Then, check your credits using the credit check tool inside of the portal.

Category/Topic
Academic Planning
Audience
High School Student