AP gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school and earn college credit and placement.
Advanced Placement courses are instructed on a college level, and students, after successfully passing the standardized AP exam, may receive college credit upon admission to participating universities. The students must meet course entrance requirements and successfully complete all summer work (if applicable). Students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exam in May. In order to receive the AP grade point average (GPA) boost, students must sit for and take the AP exam. It is advised that students check with the colleges for AP course acceptance policies. Acceptance of AP coursework for college credit varies among colleges and universities.
Cost is $110 per exam.
Visit Advanced Placement's site to learn more and find the tools you need: exam practice for AP students, resources for AP teachers, tips for AP coordinators, and more.