About College Prep Courses
What is “AP®”?
The letters “AP®” stand for Advanced Placement®. A course that has “AP®” in the title is a high school course with…
How does a course qualify to be called “AP®”?
Before an AP® course is offered by a school, it must go through—and pass—a course audit.
“The AP® Course Audit was created at the request of both secondary school and college members of the College Board... [to] provide AP® teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements that must be in place for AP® courses.... [and] give colleges and universities confidence that [all] AP® courses are designed to meet the same clearly articulated college-level criteria.... All schools wishing to label a course ‘AP®’ must submit the subject-specific AP® Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP® course.” (See this page for the reference and more information.)
When you see “AP®” in a course’s name, you know that the course conforms to a college-level curriculum standard. All HSLDA Online Academy courses pass the AP® course audit before they are taught to students. (See our full list of approved courses.)
Who takes AP® courses?
Most students who take AP® courses are juniors and seniors in high school. However, younger students can also take a course, if they are ready. Individuals older than 18 can take AP® courses—including adults.
How can AP® high school courses help my student succeed in college?
Here are the top three reasons why AP® courses help college-bound students:
What colleges and universities accept AP® exam scores?
Specific college admissions offices can tell you their policies regarding AP® score acceptance. We recommend that you go to the website of the college or university you are interested in, or call its admissions office, for specific details.
How does the scoring of the exams work?
You can also find information about AP® exams and scoring in our score results reports.
Why should my student take an AP® course?
AP® courses have many benefits for you and your student. Click here now to read The Top 10 Reasons Your Teen Needs to Take an AP® Course.
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