A D V A N C E D P L A C E M E N T
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Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: What are they?AP courses are college-level courses taught at the high school. Students are taught a rigorous depth
and breadth of material following the College Board required elements for each course. The purpose of
the AP program is to enable students to be competitive with other students throughout the nation on challenging AP exams. Successfully completing these exams allows students to earn college credit for
courses taken in high school and is a bonus for students and their families when facing the rising costs
of college education.
We encourage all AP students to pay for and take the AP exam in the subjects they are enrolled in.
Some colleges will not acknowledge the AP course in a student’s transcript if they have not attempted
the exam(s) for courses in which they are enrolled. We strongly encourage you and your student
review college admissions policies for the college(s) and university(ies) of your choice to make an
informed decision on taking the exam or not. Even within the California State University (CSU) and
the University of California (UC) systems, policies vary from college to college, university to university.
Frequently Asked Questions
What AP courses does Monte Vista offer?
AP exams cost money. Why does a student have to pay for an exam at a public school?
Where can I get more information regarding the AP program?