Advance Placement (AP) Program

The Advance Placement (AP) Programme was first introduced in 1955. The examination is developed and delivered by College Board. Students studying in high school can apply for AP programme and earn college credit in advance. The college preparedness that students show through AP Test help them in getting into a college of choice and to do away with some introductory college course. The examination is delivered worldwide once in a year.

AP Score is accepted for admission across colleges in United States and Canada, Europe and other parts of the world. AP Score is also considered by colleges and universities for award of scholarships. In general, AP program is organized by schools in association with College Board. To take AP test talk to your teacher or counselor. In case if your school is not taking part in AP then too you can take part in AP Test through approved AP Test providers.  

Advantages of Advance Placement (AP) Examination

While studying in high school you can take AP program an step towards college success. It has following benefits

  • AP Score makes college admission easy. Your admission application is much likely to be accepted when you submit a decent AP score.
  • By taking AP exam you earn some college credits in advance. The advance credits can allow you to save college tuition, study abroad or secure a second college major.
  • You can skip introductory college courses and move to upper level courses essential for college work.
  • AP courses build college skills you need throughout the college years.

List of AP Courses

AP Examination is administration in 38 study areas. Following given list of courses and links to official course details pages
  •     AP Research
  •     AP Seminar
  •     Art History
  •     Biology
  •     Calculus AB
  •     Calculus BC
  •     Chemistry
  •     Chinese Language and Culture
  •     Computer Science A
  •     Computer Science Principles
  •     English Language and Composition
  •     English Literature and Composition
  •     Environmental Science
  •     European History
  •     French Language and Culture
  •     German Language and Culture
  •     Government and Politics (Comparative)
  •     Government and Politics (US)
  •     Human Geography
  •     Italian Language and Culture
  •     Japanese Language and Culture
  •     Latin
  •     Macroeconomics
  •     Microeconomics
  •     Music Theory
  •     Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  •     Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  •     Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  •     Physics C: Mechanics
  •     Psychology
  •     Spanish Language and Culture
  •     Spanish Literature and Culture
  •     Statistics
  •     Studio Art Drawing
  •     Studio Art 2-D Design
  •     Studio Art 3-D Design
  •     US History
  •     World History
For complete course details check AP Courses and Syllabi

AP Examination Fees

To appear for exam you will need pay a test fee to college board. Details given below

Regular Exams
  • Student pays school: $94 per exam
  • School pays the College Board: $85 per exam
  • School rebate: $9 per exam
  • AP Capstone: AP Seminar and AP Research
  • Student pays school: $142 per exam
  • School pays the College Board: $133
  • School rebate: $9 per exam
International Exams*
  • Student pays school: $124 per exam
  • School pays the College Board: $115 per exam
  • School rebate: $9 per exam
  • Exams at College Board – authorized test centers outside the U.S.:  Fees vary
Alternate Exams for Late Testing

Late-testing fee (reason: school mistake, student conflict, etc.): $45 per exam in addition to the exam fee

Other Fees
  • Unused exams: $15 per exam
  • Late exam orders: $55 for each order received after the extension deadline
  • Late exam return: Twice the exam fee for each exam in shipments received after June 1
  • Late payment: $225 for payments postmarked after June 15

*Applies to exams administered at schools outside the United States, U.S. territories and commonwealths, and Canada, with the exception of U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS).
The amount schools collect from students may vary under certain circumstances.
For more details check official web page AP Exam Fees 

Note: AP Fees amount mentioned here is indicative in nature. It may change time to time according to administrative decisions.

Important:
  • Coordinators are responsible for notifying students when and where to report for the exams. Early testing or testing at times other than those published by the College Board is not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Coordinators should order alternate (late-testing) exams for students who would like to take exams that are scheduled for the same time.
  • Schools in Alaska must begin the morning exam administration between 7 and 8 a.m. local time, and the afternoon exam administration between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. local time. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam in Alaska must begin between 1 and 2 p.m. local time.
  •  AP Seminar end-of-course exams are only available to students at schools participating in the AP Capstone Diploma program.

Contact AP Services


AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6671
Phone: 877-274-6474 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 212-632-1781
Send an email
apexams@info.collegeboard.org

Register for AP Examination

Candidates looking to get AP Credits can register for AP Exams online. Registration is simple and easy. Just sign up with College Board website, chose your Exam, Fill application, pay fees online using netbanking or bank card or any other suggested mode of payment and submit application.

AP Exams Requiring Special Prep

For some AP Exams students require to submit audio/visual materials. Special equipments will be required to create such materials. The section topics that need special prep are indicated below
  • World Language and Culture
  • Music Theory
  • Studio Art
  • AP Capstone Diploma Programme
For more details check official web page regarding AP Exams Requiring Special Prep

AP Exam Score

Students can login and view AP Exam Score from College Board website. The AP Exams are scored it a 5 point scale

5 = extremely well qualified
4 = well qualified
3 = qualified
2 = possibly qualified
1 = no recommendation

You can send your AP Score to the colleges you want to attend. Find here AP Credit Policy

List of Institutions Recognizing AP Score

The AP Score is recognized by Colleges and Universities across United States, Canada, Europe and other parts of the world. The AP Score has International Recognition. You can find a college or university considering AP score as a benchmark for admission in more than 100 countries including UK and Europe. Though AP policies may differ. Read below official document regarding

List of Authorized Schools for AP Courses

AP courses are offered worldwide in over 100 countries including US, UK and Europe. The College Board is open to all schools worldwide and encourages teachers and administrators to administer AP courses. Here is list of schools that offer recognized AP courses

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