The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students around the world to pursue university-level studies while still in high school, with the opportunity to earn credit (points toward an undergraduate degree) or advanced placement (the opportunity to skip an introductory level university course). AP is recognized in the admissions process by more than 4,000 universities worldwide, and outside the U.S., more than 600 universities in more than 60 countries recognize qualifying AP Exam scores. AP courses and exams are available in secondary schools and measure your mastery of university level course content. The program allows you to develop a global perspective, as well as skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. There are currently 34 AP courses and exams available. Exams are administered in May, and scores can be sent directly to the universities of your choice. AP is recognized as a highly desirable academic credential around the globe. Universities in over 60 countries outside the United States recognize AP in the admission process. Universities may also recognize AP Exam scores for advanced placement, the opportunity to skip introductory-level courses or award credit or points toward an undergraduate degree.
Today we live in a global community that greatly impacts how we share information, communicate and do business. That’s why the College Board is focused on helping students build the knowledge, skills and global perspectives to succeed in university and beyond. The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized award for students interested in pursuing university study outside of their native country. It requires students to display mastery on AP Exams across several disciplines, and represents an exceptional level of achievement.
Student must earn scores of 3 or higher on five or more total AP Exams, based on the exam requirements listed within each of the content areas below. Exams taken multiple times will only count once; the highest score will be used for award calculation. Each AP Exam may count towards only one content area below:
|History and Social Science||
|Math and Computer Science||
|World Languages and Cultures||
**Courses listed in bold-face are offered at AIS-Salzburg
The school’s successful participation in the Advanced-Placement® Program since 1983, the widespread international recognition of AP scores, and the strength of the AP curricula have convinced the administration of AIS-Salzburg that the College Board’s Advanced-Placement program provides AIS-Salzburg’s students opportunities superior to those of the International Baccalaureate®. Given the fact that most international schools do offer the IB, we would like to provide the following specific comparative information to students and parents considering enrolment at AIS-Salzburg:
*With acceptable scores.
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