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classroom. College admissions offices and many high schools expect
that students enrolled in an AP course will take the AP Exam at the
end of the course. The College Board does not require students to take
an AP course before taking an AP Exam. “As a freshman, I was able to skip
general ed requirements and head
straight into the higher-level classes
I wanted to take. Taking AP Exams
literally saved me semesters of time.”
Brent Wiese, Student, University of Iowa Each exam is based on the subject matter outlined in its corresponding
AP Course Description. These booklets can be downloaded free of
charge at www.collegeboard.com/apstudents. See pages 11–15 for
brief descriptions of each exam. Benefits of Taking AP Exams
Your AP Exam grades (if sufficiently high) could earn you credit,
placement, or both at thousands of colleges and universities in the
United States and around the world, enabling you to move into upperlevel courses in your field of interest, or pursue a double major, or gain
time to study or travel abroad.
Taking an AP Exam also lets you experience a college-level exam.
Your work will be evaluated by college and university professors and
AP teachers using college-level standards. If you’re worried about
how well you’ll do, remember—you risk nothing by taking the exam.
You control which colleges (if any) receive your AP Exam grade.
Finally, taking AP Exams allows you to earn an AP Scholar Award.
Each September, the College Board recognizes with these awards
high school students who demonstrated exemplary college-level
achievement on the AP Exams. These academic distinctions will
strengthen your applications, résumés, etc. You will not receive any
monetary award from the College Board. For information about award
criteria, go to www.collegeboard.com/apstudents. register How to Register for AP Exams
If your school offers AP, contact your AP Coordinator to register
for the exams. Your Coordinator will order the necessary
materials, collect fees, and let you know exactly when and where...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2009 for the course UR 13045 taught by Professor Mr.u during the Spring '09 term at Magnolia Bible.
- Spring '09