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Benefits of pursuing an AP Course

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Benefits of Pursuing an AP Course

You are already too occupied with your high school studies & extracurricular activities; on top of that, you have to take the SAT (or ACT), prepare & submit college applications (which are by all means an exhaustive activity), appear for university interviews (if any). Want to prepare for the AP Exam(s)? Oh no!, that must be the last thing you may opt to do, considering that you already have a truckload of priorities on your young shoulders.


No matter how challenging or excruciating it may look, we recommend that you consider it. Why? Discover with us:


Why take the AP exam?



Like it or not, taking an AP course will catalyse your transformation from a high school senior to a first-year college student, and that too even before you begin college. Being a first-year college student at an international college will mean studying challenging courses, doing independent work like research and analysis, which you will get a taste of while studying an AP course.



College Admission Officers are looking for candidates who showcase themselves as college ready, which you can become by scoring well on the AP. It will help you stand out in college admissions



Taking an AP exam and scoring well on the same can earn you college credits thus reducing some burden of your college expenses. Some colleges* use AP test scores to exempt students from introductory coursework


*Each college’s policy is different but most require a minimum score of three or four to receive college credit. Each college has a different policy and you must research the policies to see what would be applicable.



Completing AP courses help students qualify for various types of scholarships. According to the College Board, 31 percent of colleges and universities look at AP experience when making scholarship decisions.


Did You Know?

  • Although these exams are more US centric, several UK institutions recognise them as well. In fact, students applying to UK universities through the UCAS can get UCAS Tariff points by taking the AP exams
  • Countries such as Germany, give preference and credits to students who have completed a specific set of AP tests, depending on the subject they wish to study


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