Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement Courses and the College Board: According to the College Board, “Students who want to learn and achieve at the highest level become AP students. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, students can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admissions process and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated and inspiring teachers in the world.” AP courses are weighted 1.0 quality point above College Preparatory courses per one unit of credit. Beaufort County high schools offer a wide variety of AP courses and exams across the district.
The College Board lists the following advantages for AP students:
- Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores.
- Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores.
- Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
- Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your college years.
- Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.
- Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
- Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.
- Get a head start on college-level work.
- Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
- Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.
- AP Student Page
- Explore AP Courses
- AP Calendar
- AP Exam Information and Practice Questions - Get ready for the exams by practicing with sample questions and knowing what to expect on exam day.
- View AP Scores - View your scores and send them to colleges. Also, learn about AP awards and get answers to all your score-related questions.
- AP Credit Policy Search - Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores.