An Edge in College
Taking AP courses and exams in high school could give you an advantage in college by letting you:
An Opportunity to Earn Credit
Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. Use our tool to find colleges you’re interested in and see what you could earn with AP.
The AP credits I received allowed me to skip straight to higher-level, more demanding courses in my major.
A Head Start in High School
Research consistently shows that AP students are better prepared for college than students who don’t take AP, regardless of their exam score. They’re more likely to enroll and stay in college, do well in their classes, and graduate in four years. Taking AP can help you:
A Path to Your Future
Use our tool to see which AP courses can help you on the path to specific careers or college majors.
Hear From Students
Learn how the AP experience helped these students once they got to college.
Find a Path
Taking an AP course in high school helped Gaby find her major.
Make the Most of College
By earning college credits through AP, Kevin freed up time for extracurriculars.
Your AP Journey
Here are the steps on the path to college credit and placement.
There are AP courses in arts, English, history and social science, math and computer science, sciences, and world languages and cultures. Whatever your academic interest, you’ll find a course to match it.