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AP Tests

teensstudyingAdvanced Placement (AP) courses are offered by high schools in a variety of different areas, with AP exams administered every May. Exams are graded on a scale of 1–5, with anything 3 or above considered passing. While 3 is considered passing, not all colleges give credit for scores of 3 in all AP classes. AP scores can be used for college credit or placement purposes. Check individual college websites to see their requirements for credit and placement.

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AP Tests Offered by the College Board
Art History U.S. Government and Politics
Biology Human Geography
Calculus AB Italian Language and Culture
Calculus BC Japanese Language and Culture
Chemistry Latin: Vergil
Chinese Language and Culture Music Theory
Computer Science A Physics B
Macroeconomics Physics C
Microeconomics Psychology
English Language and Composition Spanish Language
English Literature and Composition Spanish Literature
Environmental Science Statistics
European History Studio Art
French Language and Culture U.S. History
German Language and Culture World History
Comparative Government and Politics


Please see the College Board website for downloadable course descriptions and information about specific AP tests.

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