The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a nationally recognized, rigorous curriculum sponsored by the College Board. The program provides an opportunity for high school students to choose college-level courses and receive undergraduate college credits or advanced standing, if their AP Exam scores qualify.
More than 90 percent of colleges in the United States give credit or provide advanced standing to students whose AP Exam scores are within a specified range. AP students may be required to take the AP Exam in May. Students seeking to receive AP accreditation must take the exam.