• Advanced Placement (AP) exams are standardized tests developed by the College Board that high school students can take to demonstrate their mastery of college-level course material and potentially earn college credit. 
  • These exams are typically taken at the end of a high school course that corresponds to the subject of the exam. 
  • The exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with a score of 3 or higher considered passing and often qualifying the student for college credit. 
  • AP exams are offered in a variety of subjects, including English, history, mathematics, science, and languages. 
  • Some colleges and universities may grant credit or placement for qualifying AP exam scores, but policies vary from institution to institution. 
  • It is important for students to check with the colleges they are interested in attending to determine their specific AP credit policies.