Academic Approach offers customized tutoring solutions for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. Our experienced and knowledgeable tutors are personally committed to your student’s success.
AP courses and exams enable students to pursue college-level coursework – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both – while still in high school.
Taking AP courses and the subsequent AP Exams can help distinguish your student and provide a number of benefits, such as:
- College Admissions Impact: Taking AP courses shows college admissions officers that your student is challenging him or herself with the most rigorous high school classes available and has the ability to succeed as an undergraduate
- Earn College Credits: Most colleges and universities offer college credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. These college credits can allow your student to save on college tuition, secure a second major, or study abroad
- Skip Introductory Classes: Taking an AP course and earning a qualifying score on the AP Exam can allow your student to avoid required introductory courses. This can open up time on your student’s schedule to undertake a second major or minor, take additional electives of interest, or pursue additional activities
- Skill Building: Taking rigorous AP courses helps your student build the requisite skills to continue excelling at the college level
AP Exams and Dates
AP Exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. There are currently over 30 AP Exam options, although most high schools do not offer courses in every subject. If a course of interest is not offered at your student’s school, we recommend contacting your high school counselor to review online course options through an approved provider.
AP Exams are only offered during a two week period each year in May. If your student’s school has an AP Coordinator, talk to him or her directly about registration and fees. If the school does not have an AP coordinator on staff, we recommend you:
- Contact AP Services no later than March 2nd to get the names and telephone numbers of local, participating AP Coordinators willing to test outside students.
- Call the identified AP Coordinators no later than March 16th.
AP Exams are scored on a scale of 1 – 5. Most colleges and universities will not accept AP scores for credit unless your student scores at least a 4. We recommend you check with the specific schools your student is considering to understand how they handle AP scores.