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The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) is an academic program that gives students an opportunity to do college-level coursework while still in high school. There are 38 AP courses available in a wide range of subjects. AP Exams are given each year in May.

Here are some reasons for students to take AP courses and exams:

  • College admission officers look for challenging courses—such as AP classes—on applications.
  • Many colleges grant credit, placement in advanced college classes, or both for qualifying scores on AP Exams.
  • AP courses give students a chance to build the academic skills they need in college.
  • AP courses engage and challenge students and let them see what college courses will be like.


Learn more about AP.

Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for qualifying AP scores.

Learn about the benefits of AP Capstone and how to bring it to your school.

Get resources to generate excitement about AP Computer Science Principles among students, parents, and educators.

Explore what the Pre-AP Program has to offer and how you can bring it to your school.

Learn what changes are in store for AP in 2019 and how to get ready for them.

Contact Us

AP Coordinator Hotline 877-274-6474

International AP Coordinators +1 212-632-1781

Students/Parents/Teachers 888-Call4AP

AP Course Audit Help Line 877-APHELP-0

AP Course Audit Help Line (International) +1 541-246-2500

Domestic [email protected]

International [email protected]

AP Fee Reductions

Phone 609-771-7300 or 877-274-6474 (toll-free in the United States and Canada)

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