Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses you take in high school.
AP classes are more intense than high school classes and scoring well on AP exams may allow you to earn college credit, advanced placement or both, possibly saving you thousands of dollars.
AP exams are scored from 1 to 5 with 5 the highest score. Many colleges give credit or advanced placement with a score of 3 or better.
Ask your counselor about AP classes offered at your school.
Interested in taking a course not available at your school? Talk to your counselor about possible opportunities to take the class online.
AP exams are given in May. There’s an exam fee but reductions and subsidies are available to students with financial need. Talk to your counselor if you’re unable to pay the fee.
Learn more about College Board's AP classes and exams.