RISE TO THE TOP OF THE HEAP
Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they're serious about their education and that they're willing to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework. 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student's AP experience favourably impacts admission decisions.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY IN COLLEGE THROUGH COLLEGE CREDITS/ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Most colleges and universities world-wide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. This can mean fulfilling graduation requirements early being able to skip introductory courses or required general-education course. Also students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time—which
means they avoid paying for, for example, a fifth year of tuition.
BUILD SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE
AP students learn essential time management and study skills needed for college and career success. They dig deeper into subjects that interest them and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving skills to address course challenges.
TO RECEIVE MERIT-BASED FINANCIAL AID
AP classes can help students raise their GPA. Many colleges offer merit-based scholarships and grants for students based on their
GPA, so taking an AP class could get student closer to qualifying for these financial aid awards.
SUCCEED IN COLLEGE
Research shows that students who receive a score of 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college
and have higher graduation rates than their non-AP peers.