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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement or AP classes are college-level courses and exams through which students may earn college credit and advanced placement at the college or university of their choice.

The Advanced Placement Program, administered by the College Board, gives high school students an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned by taking AP Exams. Depending upon the AP score, colleges and universities have the option to grant credit, placement, or both to these students.

Although approximately 2,900 colleges and universities award AP credit, students taking AP classes are advised to ask their prospective college or university for a copy of their AP policy or to look for it in the college catalog.

Students who want to participate in the Advanced Placement Program or obtain information on the costs, content of the exams, or other details should contact their counselor. Additional information also may be found on the Internet at www.collegeboard.org/ap.

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