Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) courses enable students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Each of the 38 AP courses is modeled upon a comparable college course, and college and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards. Each AP course concludes with a college-level assessment developed and scored by college and university faculty and experienced AP teachers. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States, as well as universities in more than 60 countries, recognize AP in the admission process and grant students credit, placement, or both on the basis of successful AP Exam scores.