Advanced Placement Exams are rigorous, multiple-component tests that are administered at high schools each May. High school students can earn college credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP® Exam scores.
The majority of U.S. high schools currently participate in the AP Program, and most four-year U.S. colleges and universities grant credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying AP Exam scores. The College Board administers the AP program.
Schools interested in starting College Board approved Advanced Placement (AP) courses should visit these three websites for valuable information and helpful hints on how to establish an AP program.
- Key Steps in Establishing your School's AP Program
- Starting an Advanced Placement (AP) Program at your School District
- Cultivating AP in Small Rural Schools
More Students Succeed in Advanced Placement Courses
State tuition grants now available for success in math and science AP exams
Advanced Placement Incentive Grant
The Advanced Placement Incentive Grant is a nonrenewable grant through the Department of Higher Education designed to encourage high school students to take and score well on Advanced Placement tests in mathematics and science.