Category: AP Exams
Which AP and IB Courses Count for College Credit and How?
Taking AP or IB courses doesn’t just look good from a college admissions perspective—these classes can also translate into college credit once a student enrolls. While policies vary by college, many universities will grant college credits that go towards specific course requirements, in turn allowing students to free up some room in their schedules. Even if AP and IB courses are only applied towards a student’s overall credit count, completing advanced classes is a great way to get a jump start on college.
2021 AP Exam Overview
AP Exams are an opportunity for students to demonstrate their expertise in advanced classes, get a taste of college-level coursework, and maybe even earn credit towards their undergraduate degree. This year there are significant changes to the AP Exam process due to COVID-19, and students will have the chance to sit for exams either in-person or virtually.
What to Know About AP Subject Tests
AP Subject Tests are likely to be a part of many students’ high school experience as students take advanced courses in order to boost their course rigor. These exams can be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in a subject that you are passionate about and maybe even earn some college credit.
IB vs. AP: Which Is Best for College Admissions?
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.
Tips for 2020 Online AP Exams
Feel 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.
IvyWise Live Q&A: Coronavirus and College Admissions
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Understanding AP Exam Scores
Here’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?
What We Learned From the 2018 AP Exam Results
The 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.
What You Need to Know About APUSH and AP World Exams
What 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.
Test Prep 101: AP Exams vs. SAT Subject Tests
These 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?
How Do You Self-Register for AP Exams?
Self-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.
2017 AP Exam Dates and Schedule
Here’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.
What’s Your “AP”titude?
How to Prepare For and Conquer Your AP Exams Without Going Crazy!
AP 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.
Dartmouth Announces AP and IB Credit Changes
School reevaluates awarding college credit for high school courses
Students 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.
Staying Up Late to Study Hurts Students More Than It Helps
Losing Z’s to Get A’s is Not The Most Effective Way to Study
School is back in session! And the new school year is kicking off with the first ACT testing of the fall this Saturday, Sept. 8.