What Is Advanced Placement?
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor between the secondary schools and the colleges and universities. It allows high school students to take college-level academic learning in the AP courses, and it gives them the opportunity to show that they have mastered the advanced material by taking AP exams. Students can receive credit, advanced placement, or both from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the Advanced Placement Program.
The AP Program is administered by the College Board. As in other College Board programs, AP procedures are determined by representatives of member institutions (public and independent schools, colleges, and universities). AP’s operational services are provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
For more information about the Advanced Placement Program and the College Board, go to www.collegeboard.org.