Credit & Placement
College Credit and Advanced Placement
One great benefit of taking AP Exams is the opportunity to earn college credit and placement. Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. You can save money and get a head start on your degree when you enter college with credit you’ve already earned through AP.
College AP Credit Policies
Each college and university makes its own decisions about awarding credit and placement. Most have a written policy spelling out things like the minimum required score to earn credit for a given AP Exam, the amount of credit awarded and how credits are applied.
How AP Can Help You Succeed in College
Taking challenging AP courses can help you get into college. Once you’re in college, the skills that you developed in your AP courses — critical thinking, time management, study skills, etc. — will serve you well in college classes. AP can also help you save on college costs through AP credit, expanded scholarship opportunities and a greater likelihood of graduating on time.
AP Around the World
The AP Program is a global academic program offered in secondary schools. Taking AP courses and exams provides you with a recognized academic credential, wherever your college plans lead you. Universities around the world recognize AP Exam scores for admission, credit and placement.