• AP provides the opportunity to enhance academic skills and the satisfaction gained from handling challenging material.
  • AP provides the opportunity to investigate favourite subjects in greater depth.


  • AP provides students the opportunity to realize their full potential and thus master university-level material while in high school.
  • Exams are graded in the United States by university professors and experienced AP teachers.

Financial Rewards

  • Each university credit can be obtained at a minimal cost in comparison to the cost of a university course.

University Preparation

  • Having handled difficult material in high school, students feel more comfortable and have greater confidence in the university setting.
  • It has been demonstrated that AP students excel in university.

University Acceleration

  • Most Canadian and American universities, as well as international universities, grant academic credit ("advanced standing") for first year courses.
  • Academic credit or exemption is granted, by increasing numbers of Canadian and American universities, for first year courses thus providing greater university program flexibility.
  • This head start facilitates a greater level of academic concentration, double majors, or earlier graduation.

International Recognition

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  • In a competitive environment, AP courses demonstrate to universities throughout the world that a student is able to achieve academic success.
  • The AP experience is seen as a reliable indicator of future academic success
  • Most North American universities accept AP grades.
  • The AP Program, sponsored by the American College Board, is taught in over 22,000 schools around the globe.
  • Nearly 3 million students write AP exams each year.
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