Benefits of pursuing an AP Course
A "Qualified" (score of 3) means how good you have performed in your AP exam. Getting a "Qualified" score means, you are ready to do an introductory- level course in a particular subject at college. The colleges and universities will consider your AP score to decide whether you can get credit for what you have already learned in AP thus allowing you to skip the equivalent course once you get admission into the college.
• 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 one must research the policies to see what would be applicable.
• Some colleges use the AP scores to guide students into higher-level courses based on their scores.
• 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.
• While not all students will receive credit because of the AP scores, many colleges will view the fact that a student has undergone a rigorous AP curriculum as a positive sign of the child's ambitions and dedication towards the subject, thus helping in boosting a child's chances of getting into a college.
• 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.
• In addition, 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.
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