Advanced Placement exams allow you to save costs and/or time or bag scholarships or earn college credit & placement. Your AP scores confirm to colleges that you are intellectually curious, unafraid of hard work, and capable of learning the knowledge and skills expected of college students.
AP exams tend to be at a college-level curriculum and in taking those exams and scoring a 4 or 5 (varies at college levels), the student confirms that s/he is capable of handling college level subjects / curriculum. As a consequence, the colleges allow the students to skip those courses (as and when they are due) or allow the AP scores to enable the students to go for a higher level of the same subject.
In doing these, the student tends to save money, save time, work on an alternative subject of interest and/or take up internship or employment earlier than other students. Thus, AP exams are a means to a greater end: that of a faster completion of & greater achievement during one's collegiate years.
What Is AP?
The Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers university-level courses and exams that you can take while you’re still in secondary school. The following subjects are offered under the Advanced Placement Program.
(01) AP Research
(02) AP Seminar
(03) AP Art History
(04) AP Music Theory
(05) AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
(06) AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
(07) AP Studio Art: Drawing
(08) AP English Language and Composition
(09) AP English Literature and Composition
History & Social Science
(10) AP Comparative Government and Politics
(11) AP European History
(12) AP Human Geography
(13) AP Macroeconomics
(14) AP Microeconomics
(15) AP Psychology
(16) AP United States Government and Politics
(17) AP United States History
(18) AP World History
Math & Computer Science
(19) AP Calculus AB
(20) AP Calculus BC
(21) AP Computer Science A
(22) AP Computer Science Principles
(23) AP Statistics
(24) AP Biology
(25) AP Chemistry
(26) AP Environmental Science
(27) AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
(28) AP Physics C: Mechanics
(29) AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
(30) AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
World Languages & Cultures
(31) AP Chinese Language and Culture
(32) AP French Language and Culture
(33) AP German Language and Culture
(34) AP Italian Language and Culture
(35) AP Japanese Language and Culture
(36) AP Latin
(37) AP Spanish Language and Culture
(38) AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Why Take AP Exams?
To stand out to universities:
AP shows that you’ve mastered university-level knowledge and skills while still in high school. Nearly all universities in the U.S., as well as many in Canada, recognize qualifying AP Exam scores of 3 or higher on a scale of 5 for credit and/or advanced placement. Many universities in 70 countries and territories throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America also use AP toward admissions and recognize AP as a standardized measure of academic achievement.
To save money:
Many universities give credit or advanced placement for qualifying AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. For example, if you get a score of 4 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam, then you may be eligible to skip your university’s English Language 101 course. The more classes you can skip with qualifying AP Exam scores, the more money you could save on tuition.
To save time:
If you can skip an introductory course by earning a qualifying AP Exam scores, then you can take another class instead that will count toward your degree. Use the time you save to take on a double major, an internship, or an on-campus job—or even graduate early.
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