Advanced Placement Classes: A Taste of Higher Education
Sure, fluff courses can potentially boost your GPA and even your class ranking, however, Advanced Placement Courses can really open the doors to your future! With more than thirty courses, everything from Japanese Language and Culture to Macroeconomics to Environmental Science, an Advanced Placement Class may just be the boost that your college application needs to get you into your college of choice.
There are plenty of reasons to give an AP Class a try:
Prove to college admissions that you are ready for college!
Save money on pricey college courses.
Stand out from the crowd.
Go farther, faster!
AP Courses naturally carry a heavier workload, much like the college classes you will soon be taking. Don’t rely on your grades to get into the college of your choice. Lots of college wannabes get high marks and are involved, just like you, but not everyone makes the effort to take an AP Class.
It’s hard work and probably a lot different from the kind of classes you have had in the past, which is why, if you succeed, the payoff is even better!
You don’t need us to tell you that college isn’t cheap. Instead of shelling out the big bucks for introductory level college classes, getting enough points on an AP Exam let you skip the intro and get right into the heart of the subject. The smaller price tag of an Advanced Placement Exam (as compared to a college course) is just a nice little bonus.
Speak with an AP Teacher at your school to see what classes your high school offers. Find out what to expect and get a better idea about the workload.
No AP Class access at your high school? No problem. Contact The College Board and get more information about independent study or even, in some areas, online AP courses.