•85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions
•Colleges rank grades in college-preparatory courses and strength of curriculum as the two top factors in the admission decision
•AP courses tell college admission officials that students are challenging themselves and preparing for the rigors they'll encounter in their college careers
•Opportunity to earn valuable credit and placement in college
Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to complete a college degree on time. Graduating in four years represents a significant savings on the cost of college.
(The average cost of college for a single year is $21,500** for in-state schools (tuition, fees, room/board, misc. expenses).
Each college and university has its own policies regarding AP® credit and placement. The College Board offers information about AP credit at thousands of college and universities at www.collegeboard.org/apcreditpolicy.
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