• What is Advanced Placement?

    AP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion, and hard work of students and educators from both secondary schools and higher education.  Taking AP classes benefits students in a number of ways:

    Favorably Impacts College Admission

    • Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they're serious about their education and that they're willing to challenge themselves with rigorous course work.
    • 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student's AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.

    Offers Financial Benefits

    • Students who take five years or more to graduate can spend $21,500 for each additional year in college, to cover tuition, fees, living expenses, transportation and other costs.
    • Research shows that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time.

    Builds Skills and Confidence

    • Students learn essential time management and study skills needed for college and career success.
    • Students dig deeper into subjects that interest them, and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving skills to address course challenges.

     

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