Registrations for the 2015 AP Exams are now closed. If you are interested in taking AP Exams in 2016, please continue to check this page for updates. Registration information will become available in early 2016. Also, make sure to create a College Board account to receive emails about AP.
Students in India will be able to access their scores beginning Wednesday July 8 at 5:30 a.m. (0530) India time. Don't forget, you need to sign up for a College Board account in order to get your scores.
For more information about scores, visit the AP Students website.
Whether you’re interested in attending a university in India or studying abroad, the College Board can help you. We are a mission-driven, not-for-profit global organization committed to connecting students to college opportunity and success. Our programs like the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP), and the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), can help prepare students for the academic rigors of higher education.
AP is currently offered in various high schools throughout India. In 2012, the College Board’s AP Program expanded AP Exam administration to designated test centers throughout India so that all students had the opportunity to register for AP Exams.
Advanced Placement (AP) is an academic program comprising university-level courses and exams that students can take while in high school to prepare for university-level study. Each AP course culminates in an AP Exam, which students take to demonstrate university-level knowledge, skills and abilities learned during the AP course.
AP Exams consist of multiple-choice questions and free-response (essay) prompts. See Preparing for AP for released exam questions, study tips and resources available for free and for purchase.
You may find it helpful to thoroughly review the AP Course Description for the subject(s) you’re considering. Each AP Course Description outlines in detail the topics covered in the curriculum framework and the exam structure.
While it is not mandatory, the best preparation for AP Exams is to take the related AP course in secondary school. The AP Course Ledger provides a list of schools currently offering approved AP courses, as well as approved online AP courses — just select your country or enter the keyword "online" to search. If your school does not yet offer the AP Program, ask your teacher or an administrator to contact AP at Ljain-NONEMP@collegeboard.org.
Find out what students need to know for AP Exam day by viewing the 2015 Answer Sheet Help presentation.
Read about Exam Day Policies and next steps before the exam.
Scores are released in July of the year in which you take the exam. Students will receive AP score reports online only. Your designated high school and the college or university you designate on your answer sheet will also receive official score reports in July. Learn more about AP Scores.
AP Exam scores are reported on a five-point scale, with 5 being the highest score. In order to earn university credit or advanced placement, a score of 3 or above on a scale of 5 is expected. Each university determines its own AP acceptance and credit policy.
To view an AP policy, search for an institution.
What if my score is lower than I had hoped?
Remember that every university determines which AP scores it will accept for credit or placement, so be sure to verify the institution's AP policy first. The College Board’s student site includes AP recognition policies for U.S. institutions and for international universities. The preparation for an AP Exam is deeply beneficial since through AP you develop deep conceptual knowledge and subject-specific skills you can use at university. Research shows that students with an AP score of 1 or 2 tend to outperform students with no AP scores, except in terms of first-year university grade point average. As an option, some students choose to retake an AP Exam the following May.
Since we began offering AP Exams at authorized test centers in India, we’ve received various questions about the AP Program. Answers to questions such as where to find AP textbooks, how many AP Exams to take, what to do if your school doesn’t offer AP or how to get your AP scores can be found on this Frequently Asked Questions document (.pdf/333KB).
If you have additional questions regarding AP, please email us or call +1-212-632-1780.
Heading to the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany or another country for undergraduate studies? AP functions like a global academic passport for admission in different countries. Your performance in AP shows your commitment and ability to succeed at university-level study.
You can be confident that universities — in such far-flung places as Toronto, Hong Kong and London — look favorably upon students who take AP courses or exams. Your performance in AP shows your commitment and ability to succeed at university-level study.
Last updated: April 28, 2015
July 8, 5:30 a.m.: AP Exam Scores Released
AP Students hotline (for students and parents)
Telephone: +1 212-632-1780 or +1 888-225-5427
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With a College Board account, you can access your SAT and AP scores online and send them to colleges. You can also register for the SAT and print your SAT Admission Ticket. Additionally, an account lets you manage your personal college list, save your scholarship searches, compare costs at colleges that interest you, and more.
Download the AP in India student brochure.
Email questions to email@example.com or call +1-212-632-1780. You will need to provide your AP number and other information for security purposes.
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Learn how AP makes your application more attractive to universities. Watch the short film AP: A World-Class Academic Experience.
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"AP students generally transition really well into the English education system because they're used to the style of teaching and style of assessment."
"One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement Examinations."