AP Courses

About AP Courses

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Each year, students around the world who want to learn and achieve at the highest level become AP students. Through AP’s college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admissions process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

Administering AP Exams

pic22AP Exams are rigorous, multiple-component tests in 37 subjects that are administered at high schools each May. High school students can earn college credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam grades. Each AP Exam has a corresponding AP course and provides a standardized measure of what students have learned in the AP classroom.
In May 2008, more than 1.6 million high school students at over 17,000 schools worldwide took AP Exams. The majority of U.S. high schools currently participate in the AP Program, and more than 90 percent of four-year U.S. colleges and universities grant credit or placement for qualifying AP Exam grades.


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