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Advanced Placement - FAQ's

Can I receive weighted credit for AP?

Weighted credit is available if the student completes the AP course and the requisite AP exam. Talk to your Counselor for more information. 

How do you get college credit for AP?

One great benefit of taking AP Exams is the opportunity to earn college credit and placement. Many colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. You can save money and get a head start on your degree when you enter college with credit you’ve already earned through AP. Find universities and colleges that grant credit here: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies 

What is required in an AP class?

AP offers the most rigorous academic experience available in High School so preparation, motivation and determination are required! Speak to your Counselor or to the AP teacher about specifics of the course. 

Can I take the AP course and not the exam?

The AP exam is required to be eligible for college credit; however, the exam is not required to complete the course for high school credit. Students who successfully complete the AP course, but do not sit for the AP exam will receive high school credit for their studies.  Students must successfully complete the AP exam to receive both weighted high school and college credit for their course. 

How can I learn more about AP?

Go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

Contact Information:

DoDEA Advanced Placement Instructional Systems Specialist
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400
Email: dodea.advanced-placement@hq.dodea.edu