Category: AP Exams

IB vs AP: Which Is Best for College Admissions?

By IvyWise on Monday, August 10, 2020
University student wearing spectacles studying in library. Young african man taking notes from book while sitting in the library. Focused casual guy writing notes during homework.Learn the Key Differences Between IB and AP Curricula

 

For high school students looking to make the most of their courses, choosing between an International Baccalaureate (IB) and AP curriculum is often a top priority. While both choices are academically rigorous and can lead to college credit, there are also profound differences between the two programs. 

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Tips for 2020 Online AP Exams

By IvyWise on Thursday, April 30, 2020

AdobeStock_330645213Feel Confident About Your Exams This Spring

As schools transition to remote learning, the College Board has announced that the AP exams will be offered online for the first time ever in 2020.

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IvyWise Live Q&A: Coronavirus and College Admissions

By IvyWise on Friday, April 10, 2020

ivywise live counsellorsJoin Our Facebook Live Webinars April 15 & 17 to Learn More About How To Prep for College Admissions Process This Fall

Tune in to IvyWise Live on our Facebook page next week, where College Admissions Experts Christine, Scott, Nat, Zach, and Rachel will discuss how students can prepare for the college admissions process this fall and answer your most pressing college prep questions.

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Understanding AP Exam Scores

By IvyWise on Friday, July 5, 2019

Understanding AP Exam ScoresHere’s What Each AP Score Means

By Seamus, IvyWise Master Tutor

The first AP Exam scores are available today, and will continue to be released over the next few days. This is an exciting time for students who are eager to learn their results, but what exactly do these scores mean?

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What We Learned From the 2018 AP Exam Results

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

AdobeStock_176331609The College Board’s Newest Data Gives New Insight into Who’s Taking AP Exams

The results are in and it’s clear that AP testing in the US is on the rise! The College Board’s recently released data on 2018 AP Exams indicates that more students are taking AP exams and achieving successful scores.

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What You Need to Know About APUSH and AP World Exams

By IvyWise on Friday, April 12, 2019

What to Know About APUSH and AP WorldWhat to Know About the Different Standardized History Exams

AP exams are administered during the first two weeks of May, so now is the perfect time to review the exams and learn more about what you can expect. Students who are interested in history may wish to consider taking both the AP US History (APUSH) and AP World exam, but it’s important to understand how the tests differ in order to prepare strategically.

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Test Prep 101: AP Exams vs. SAT Subject Tests

By IvyWise on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

AP Exams vs SAT Subject TestsThese Tests Can Help Demonstrate a Specialty But How Do They Compare?

Colleges are looking for well-rounded classes made up of specialists, and outside of extracurriculars and taking courses of interest, another way for students to demonstrate a specialty is through advanced courses, exams, and test scores. Students need to take AP exams in order to gain college credit for the advanced coursework, and many highly-selective schools require SAT Subject Test scores are part of the application process. Do what do students need to know about these subject-specific exams, how much do they overlap, and how can students prepare for each?

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How to Independently Register for AP Exams

By IvyWise on Friday, January 11, 2019

How to Independently Register for AP ExamsSelf-Studying for AP Exams Is a Great Way to Improve Your Course Rigor But How Do You Self-Register? 

Are you planning to take AP Exams this May? For most students, if your school offers AP courses, you will have an AP coordinator who will handle exam registration, fee collection, and notify you of where to be and when for your exams. However, if you are registered solely in an online school, are homeschooled, or your school does not offer AP Exams so you self-studied, you have the option to register as an independent.

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2017 AP Exam Dates and Schedule

By IvyWise on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

AP exam dates and schedule.jpgHere’s When Students Will Take AP Exams in 2017

With AP exam dates less than a month away, it’s time for students to prepare for these intensive tests.

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What’s Your “AP”titude?

By IvyWise on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
How to Prepare For and Conquer Your AP Exams Without Going Crazy!

StudyingAP exams are fast approaching, and high school students across the country are preparing for these college credit-bearing tests. Taking multiple AP exams, having AP exams on top of other finals, or just balancing your study schedule with daily life can be a challenge, especially if you’re feeling the end of the year burnout coming on fast.

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Dartmouth Announces AP and IB Credit Changes

By IvyWise on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
School reevaluates awarding college credit for high school courses

Some schools do not award credit for AP examsStudents take Advanced Placement (AP) courses throughout high school, in a variety of subjects, for many different reasons. AP courses can positively weight a student’s GPA, are challenging and are viewed favorably by college admissions counselors on transcripts, and they offer a student with a particular academic curiosity more knowledge and work in that interest. Additionally, most colleges award students who have earned a particular score on the AP exam, usually a 4 or 5,  college credit or exemption from core requirements. Gaining credit before enrolling in college courses can lighten students’ workloads, give them the option of graduating early, and may save them money on tuition.

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