AP Exam Information and Registration
Welcome to the 2017 Issaquah High School AP (Advanced Placement) information page. Provided are links to registration, general information, dates, and AP course descriptions. If you have questions please contact Danielle Zelinski, AP Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Register/pay: Go HERE to register and pay for AP exams. Deadline is March 1st, 2017 and no late registrations will be accepted. If you are in need of financial assistance, please indicate so on the registration site and contact the AP Coordinator.
What is AP? AP stands for Advanced Placement and it is a College Board program (same company as the SAT). The AP exam is a culmination of content learned in a year-long course. These courses are college-level and accelerated. Issaquah HS offers 17 AP courses that span all subject areas. The AP exams occur in the first two weeks of May of each year and are approximately 3.5 hours long. AP exam scores are available in July and students can send scores to colleges to receive college credit. Each college will have their respective AP exam score policy. AP exam scores are not required for college admission.
Before considering taking an AP course, it is important to familiarize yourself with what an AP course actually entails. This is time-consuming, challenging coursework, so make sure you actually like the subject, want the challenge, feel confident with the material, and have time to devote. The AP course descriptions in the Course Guide will give you an idea of what is expected in each course, how a student qualifies, etc. Most AP courses are offered in the 11th or 12th grade year, with the exception of AP European History and AP Human Geography (both are 10th grade options), or if the student is on an accelerated math track. For more information about our AP course offerings, please refer to our Course Guide or the hyperlink above.
General AP information via College Board: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home