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AP Exams

Advanced Placement examinations are exams offered by the CollegeBoard and are taken each May by students. The tests are the culmination of year-long Advanced Placement courses. All AP exams have a multiple-choice section and a free-response section. AP Studio Art requires students to submit a portfolio for review.
La Salle currently administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams across 14+ areas. Many colleges recognize AP as being equivalent to a first-year college-level course and will grant a student credit toward their college degree if a high score (usually a 3, 4, or 5) is earned on the exam. Check with individual colleges and programs to determine credit granted.
Students should speak with their counselor about AP offerings and AP teachers about exam requirements.
Check here for exam dates and details.
Accommodations for AP Exams
If you have a disability that affects how you test, you may be eligible for accommodations on your AP Exams. Accommodations must be approved, in advance, by the College Board. See the details here and contact your student's counselor if you would like to request accommodations. 
AP Credit in College
Please see the guide at the College Board here to see how AP credit transfers at various colleges.
Questions about choosing AP credit or dual credit are highly personalized and individual. Students should:
  • Talk with their AP/Dual credit teacher about which option might serve them best
  • Contact the Admissions Department at individual colleges to see if/how credit transfers (some schools have search sites to help, such as the University of Oregon, Oregon State, and others)
  • Consider their major; students may want to complete core classes within their cohort or program at the college they enroll, regardless of credit earned in high school
  • Contact their school counselor
Some useful articles can be found here and here.
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