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AP Exams are standardized tests that evaluate your proficiency in specific AP courses. Most AP courses have traditional end-of-year exams. A few, like AP Art and Design, use alternative methods such as portfolio submissions to assess your learning.
The Benefits of AP Courses & Exams
Stand Out to Colleges
“AP” on your high school transcript shows colleges you're motivated to succeed, and taking the exam demonstrates your commitment to tackle and complete college-level work.
Your AP score could earn you college credits before you even set foot on campus. Learn if a college offers credit here.