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Advanced Placement

What Is AP?
 The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school. AP Exams are given each year in May. A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college. 

At Placer we are proud to offer the challenge and rigor of 9 Advanced Placement courses.  For more information please refer to Placer's Course Catalog or visit the College Board website for detailed information about all Advanced Placement programs offered, including course and exam descriptions, sample free-response questions and scoring guidelines, study skills, exam tips, and more.

2019-20 AP Courses at Placer
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB & BC
  • English Language and Composition (11th grade)
  • English Literature and Composition (12th grade)
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology
  • Studio Art 
  • United States Government and Politics
New AP Exam Registration Process
Starting with the 2019-20 school year, you'll be asked in the fall to register for AP Exams.  The exams will still take place in May.  If your AP course is a Spring course which starts after the fall exam ordering deadline, you can register during the Spring term.  

***2018-19 TESTING INFORMATION***(prior year information)

 AP exam registration opens Wednesday, January 9 & will close Wednesday, February 28, 2019. A $20 late fee will apply after Wed, Feb 20, 2019.

Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2018-19  (Hard copies will be available in January 2019 in the counseling office.)

AP Credit Policy Search  Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores. Begin your search by entering the name of the institution below. For the most up-to-date AP credit policy information, be sure to check the institution's website.

2019 AP exam schedule