What is Advanced Placement and List of AP Courses

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Advanced Placement (AP) in USA is administered by College Board which offers standardized AP courses to high school students. Students getting high scores in AP exams are given credits  that are generally recognized to be equivalent to undergraduate courses in college.

High School student gets credits for 4 AP courses, then they can use those courses credits in college.

AP Courses

Thirty-seven courses and exams in 22 subject areas are offered. Based on their performance on rigorous AP Exams, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college.

  1. United States History (3 Best AP US History Books)
  2. Art History
  3. Biology
  4. Calculus AB
  5. Calculus BC
  6. Chemistry
  7. Chinese Language and Culture
  8. Computer Science A
  9. English Language and Composition
  10. English Literature and Composition
  11. Environmental Science
  12. European History
  13. French Language
  14. German Language
  15. Government and Politics: Comparative
  16. Government and Politics: United States
  17. Human Geography
  18. Italian Language and Culture
  19. Japanese Language and Culture
  20. Latin: Vergil
  21. Macroeconomics
  22. Microeconomics
  23. Music Theory
  24. Physics B
  25. Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  26. Physics C: Mechanics
  27. Psychology
  28. Spanish Language
  29. Spanish Literature
  30. Statistics
  31. Studio Art: 2-D Design
  32. Studio Art: 3-D Design
  33. Studio Art: Drawing
  34. World History

AP Exam Schedule

AP Exams are offered over 2 weeks period (usually in May)

  • 2012 AP Exam Dates and Schedule

AP Exam Fees

  • AP Exam fees is $87 (within USA)
  • $8 of $87 goes tot he school conducting the exam as administrative costs
  • AP   Fees : $117 (outside USA)
  • Authorized testing centers : $143 (outside of the United States)

All the fees listed above are per exam cost.

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