Advanced Placement/Pre-AP Course Information
•Students receive 8 points per semester for taking AP courses. These extra points factor directly into the student’s GPA.
•Students receive 5 points per semester for taking Pre-AP courses. These extra points factor directly into the student’s GPA.
•Brandeis offers over 50 pre-AP and AP courses
•Tests scored 3 and above indicate potential college credit given for exam
Brandeis Pre-Ap and AP Courses
Responsiblities of Advanced Placement Students
•A willingness to actively engage with sophisticated concepts
•A willingness to be judged by rigorous, college-level standards
•A willingness to complete longer and more complex nightly assignments
•A willingness to complete the AP examination in May
Benefits of the Advanced Program for Students
•Students earn college credit and/or placement at over 3200 colleges and universities if they successfully complete an AP Examination
•Students gain college-level analytical and study skills
•Students gain academic confidence
The Advanced Placement Exam
•Administered in May
•Approximately three hours long
•Composed of multiple-choice and free-response questions
•Free-response questions graded by college professors and AP teachers in June
Advanced Placement Examinations Interpretation of Grades
Who Received AP® Grades?
•AP Grade Reports are sent in July to students, high schools, and colleges designated by individual students.
•High school principals receive a special AP Grade Report in August for all classes in which five or more students completed the AP Examination.
Most students take five or six years, and sometimes even longer, to earn their bachelor’s degrees at public colleges and universities. Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to graduate in four years.
Local College Costs
The following information relates to costs associated with a few local institutions:
•Trinity University: $3897.00 - 3 hours
•UTSA: $1682.00 - 3 hours
•Northwest Vista College: $336.00 - 1-6 hours
The Advanced Placement Effect
•better prepared academically.
•more likely to choose challenging majors.
•likely to complete more college-level work.
•likely to perform significantly better than students who did not take AP courses.
•more likely to exercise leadership.
•more likely to graduate with a double major.
Students who take longer to graduate from a public college or university typically pay between $8,000 and $19,000 for each additional year. The typical college cost per year for a four-year public institution is $7,662 for in-state students and $18,529 for out-of-state students.
Taking AP courses increases eligibility for scholarships and makes candidates more attractive to colleges. 31 percent of colleges and universities consider a student’s AP experience when making decisions about which students will receive scholarships. 85 percent of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admissions decisions.
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