The Advanced Placement (AP) Program was established over 40 years ago by the College Board, a national nonprofit organization. The AP Program consists of college-level courses in 31 subject areas.
The AP Program provides incentives for public high schools in California to provide access to rigorous, college-level courses for interested and prepared students. With such programs, students may pursue college-level work while still in secondary school and receive college credit, advanced academic standing, or both.
AP courses are recognized by virtually all public and private universities. Successful completion of AP courses, and the related tests, can greatly help students in the very competitive process of university admission.
AP Test Fee
Subject to funding availability, the CDE will reimburse districts for specified costs of AP test fees paid to the College Board on behalf of eligible students.