Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board program that offers North Dakota high school students the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses and earn college credit while in high school. Students engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.
North Dakota offers a variety of AP courses. Some North Dakota school districts offer AP courses in person. AP courses are also offered online through the North Dakota Center for Distance Education.
AP exams are administered each year, and students earn scores ranging from 1-5 on their exams. Many colleges throughout the United States offer college credit (and/or advanced placement) for students who score 3 or higher on their AP exam. Students should check with individual colleges for the most current list of the AP courses each institution accepts for college credit.
If you are interested in the AP program, talk to an AP teacher, the AP Coordinator at your school, or your counselor. For additional information, visit the CollegeBoard website.