Posted: Tue, 03/04/2014 - 8:28am Updated: Thu, 09/24/2020 - 1:30pm

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Advanced Placement (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Through more than 38 courses, AP provides academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credits. Taking AP courses also demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought out the most rigorous coursework available to them.

Each AP course 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. Talented and dedicated AP teachers help AP students in classrooms develop and apply the content knowledge and skills they will need later in college.

Each AP course concludes with a college-level assessment developed and scored by college and university faculty and experienced AP teachers. AP Exams are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling students to demonstrate their mastery of college-level course work. 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. Visit AP Credit Policy Search to view AP credit and placement policies at more than 1,000 colleges and universities.

Research has shown the advantages of taking AP courses in high school. Studies show 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. Additional AP studies are available at

New Online Advanced Placement Educator and Student Resource

College Board has created AP Daily that will be accessible this September 2020. 

AP Daily is a series of new, short videos on every topic and skill that teachers can use to support in-person, online, and blended learning. Unit 1 videos are coming soon, and later units will roll out throughout the year

  • Read more about AP Daily here.

AP Daily Instructor Nominations

Building on the success of AP Live classes and review sessions first introduced in March 2020, AP students in 2020-21 will get daily support for every unit in short, targeted videos that can be used in-person, online, and in blending learning environments.

College Board is seeking AP teachers to record videos and to become an AP Daily instructor. Teachers can be nominated at

  • Read more about AP Daily Instructor Nominations here.

AP Registration and Ordering: 2020-2021 Info Now Available

AP Registration and Ordering (APRO) has been updated. AP Coordinators will see the 2020-2021 academic year by default upon logging into the system. Should AP coordinators need to access their invoices or student-level information from the 2019-2020 school year, they can click on the down arrow next to 2020-2021 and select 2019-2020.

  • Read more about APRO here.


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