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Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) program allows students to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students may earn college credit and/or advanced placement into upper-level college courses by taking AP exams. Many colleges and universities recognize AP courses when making admissions decisions.

AP Test Scores and College Credit
AP exam scores of three or higher can be counted for either elective or general education credit at most Washington public colleges and universities. This document includes tables showing how AP test scores translate into possible credits. 

AP/IB Test Fee Program
Test fees are reduced for qualifying low-income students — eligible for advanced placement testing offered through the College Board, International Baccalaureate Organization and Cambridge Capstone Program.

Summer Institutes/Trainings
Summer sessions are designed to expertly prepare teachers to teach a multitude of AP courses.

AP Trend Data
Trend data includes the number of students participating in the Advanced Placement program over the past 10 years.

Resources for Students, Parents, and Educators
A list of AP organizations, supportive articles, and answers to the common questions our office hears.

Building an AP Program: How to Get Started
Our suggestions for implementing an AP program in your school.


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