What is AP?
“Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. The AP Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school.” – College Board
The Value of AP
The AP Advantage
Taking AP courses in high school can give you an advantage in college by letting you:
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT
Your AP score could earn you college credits before you even set foot on campus.
EARN ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Your AP score can let you skip introductory courses in college.
STAND OUT TO COLLEGES
“AP” on your high school transcript shows colleges you’ve tackled college-level work.
DEVELOP COLLEGE SKILLS
Time management, critical thinking, scholarly writing—AP courses help you hone the skills you’ll need in college and career.
With well-planned classes, your high school credits could be applied to first-year university studies—saving you as much as one year’s tuition.
GET A TASTE OF COLLEGE
Get familiar with college-level work—and boost your confidence by tackling it.
DISCOVER YOUR PASSION
Studying a subject in depth could give you new insights and even put you on the path to a career.
"[The IB] was the best thing I could have done to prepare me for university. Because of the IB, I was able to skip first-year university and go straight into second year."
"The IB at Brookes prepared me well to be organized and independent. My two years in the IB Diploma Programme were the first time I actually enjoyed studying!"