Advanced Placements

What is Advanced Placement?

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Thirty-seven courses and exams in 22 subject areas are offered. Its exceptional reputation is made possible by the close cooperation of secondary schools, colleges, and the College Board. Based on their performance on rigorous AP Exams, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for universities in 60 countries worldwide.

Benefits of AP

  • AP Helps Students Graduate Earlier
  • College credit earned through AP Exams allows students: Graduate 2-3 semesters early
  • Move into upper-level college courses sooner
  • Pursue a double major
  • Earn a bachelor's and master's degree in four years
  • Study abroad and participating in extracurricular activities
  • Save Tuition and Living Expenses
  • One year's worth of college credit typically translates to savings of $60,000 at leading U.S. universities

AP and College Admission
Increasing number of college admissions officers say that AP courses are of "considerable or moderate" importance in their decisions

  • How many colleges accept AP grades?
  • Most colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, as well as colleges and universities in 60 other countries, have a policy granting incoming students credit, placement, and/or admissions for qualifying AP Exam grades. The best source of specific and up-to-date information about an individual institution's policy is its catalog or Web site.

Check the College Board AP credit policy page at http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp determine the AP Policy of the University/College you are considering for your higher studies.

Can Students get college credit or advanced placement for a grade of 3 on the AP Exam?
The college or university makes all decisions regarding credit and/or placement, and the policy often varies between academic departments. We help our students to make subject choices so that they can get credits during the application process.  

When is the AP Exam given?

Who are the tutors?
Our tutors are international school teachers. They are trained by us to take AP classes. 

How difficult are AP courses?
Compared with regular high school courses such as HSC or ISC, AP courses are slightly more demanding. Depending on the subject, they tend to be more application-based, such that you will find a greater need to analyze material, synthesize ideas, solve problems, and evaluate. A good benchmark is to compare them to the IB or A-level curriculum though it tends to be less tedious.

Furthermore, the intellectual skills and interests you can develop in AP courses like critical reading, analyzing data sets and synthesizing evidence to develop new insights, it will equip you for lifelong learning. Your investment in any AP course is sure to provide many returns.

  • Will the AP courses be too much to manage along with my 11th and 12th grade studies? 
  • We structure courses to supplement your 11th and 12th grade work, instead of adding on to it. Thus, these classes will highly augment your current work by not only reinforcing your basic principles but also showing you a more application-based perspective of your current theoretical coursework.
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For more information on the syllabus and test papers visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse