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Advanced Placement Program

Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking AP is a sign that you’re up for the most rigorous classes Cathedral High school has to offer. Finally, Research shows that students who receive a score of 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher graduation rates than their non-AP peers.

Earn College Credits

By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach.

It is important to check out specific colleges’ guidelines on accepting AP scores for credit and placement by searching our AP Credit Policy database. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States—as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries—grant students’ credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Search AP policy database

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