The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.
The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year.
Benefits of AP
High school students across the country and around the world take AP courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, and earn college credit and placement. AP can give you:
A Head Start in High School
Get a taste of college-level work while developing the academic skills you’ll need for college success. You might even discover your career path.
An Edge in College
Your AP Exam scores can earn you college credit before you set foot on campus—and let you skip introductory college courses.