The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a collaborative effort among motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has allowed millions of students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.
Emmaus High School currently offers 25 AP courses to our students, listed in the Program of Studies. Important information and dates for AP testing is given to students via a flyer each year.
Each AP course has a corresponding exam that participating schools worldwide administer in May. AP Exams contain multiple-choice questions and a free-response section (either essay or problem-solving). AP Exams represent the culmination of AP course, and thus, are an integral part of the Program. As a result, Emmaus High School fosters the expectation that students who enroll in AP courses will go on to take the corresponding AP Exam, although by no means is participation in the AP Exam mandatory.
Most colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as colleges and universities in 28 other countries, have an AP Policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both on the basis of their AP Exam grades. Students seeking credit through their AP grades must note that each college determines the nature and extent of its policies for awarding advanced placement, credit, or both. Because policies regarding AP grades vary, students should obtain a college’s AP policy in writing. Students can find information in a college’s catalog or website, or by using the AP Credit Policy search at http://www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy though the recommendation is to go directly to the school’s website to find the most recent information.
Each AP Exam grade is a weighted combination of the student’s score on the multiple-choice section and on the free-response section. The final grade is reported in a 5-point scale:
- 5 = extremely well qualified
- 4 = well qualified
- 3 = qualified
- 2 = possibly qualified
- 1 = no recommendation
For more information, please go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home?navid=gh-aps
AP Testing dates – AP Testing Calendar