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The Advanced Placement Exam

Though the purpose of Advanced Placement courses is to earn college credit, students do not automatically earn college credit after successfully completing an AP course. To earn college credit, students must take the College Board AP exam offered in May. Students must achieve a score that their chosen college accepts for credit. Each college has its own policy, but most will give credit for a 4 or a 5, but some will give credit for a 3. Be sure to check with your students' chosen college to get their official policy. The College Board has established that regardless of the curriculum provider, a student must achieve the required score on the AP test to receive college credit. 

Edgenuity courses help prepare students for the AP exam by including real questions from past AP exams. Our students will have plenty of practice answering AP-style questions before they get to the May AP test. However, we do recommend that students purchase an AP study guide from any bookstore, in order to prepare for the test outside of the coursework itself. Most AP students typically do this in a traditional course as well.

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