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Unformatted text preview: you’ve accomplished in the AP 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.

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