The Advance Placement program is run by the College Board and is recognized nationally. Often referred to as AP Classes, courses within the AP Program are college level courses that come with many advantages to students.
Some of the benefits of taking Advance Placement courses are:
-Earn College Credit
You have to opportunity to register to take the AP test which is held in May. The fee is currently at $95 per course. AP Exams are given a score out of 5. Generally a 3 or above will result in college credit. Exact credit awarded, along with qualifying score, is set by each college/university. Look at the college/universities you are interested in
attending to determine what credits you could earn.
-Earn Advanced Placement
Successful completion of the AP Exam generally results in being able to start college in higher level courses.
Introductory course requirements may be waived allowing you to skip these courses and fulfilling the prerequisite for
higher level courses. Skipping the introductory courses has the potential to save you time and money in pursuit of
-Boost Your College Applications
Getting accepted to your dream college/university can be a difficult process. Many colleges/universities will give
greater consideration to students based upon the rigor of courses taken in high school. As AP classes are college
level course work, you may have an advantage during the college application process due to the rigorous schedule
you have taken. Explore your colleges/universities to see if they give greater consideration to students who have
successfully taken AP courses.
For more information about the Advanced Placement program, please visit the College Board website:
Advanced Placement Courses @ MVHS
For a complete list of courses offered through the College Board's Advanced Placement Program visit https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/
Completion of an AP course does not automatically grant college credit. Students must pass the appropriate AP Exam with a minimum qualifying score for the college or university in question. It is the responsibility of the student to research how AP exams and courses will transfer to their respective college or university.