Q: What's so good about AP?
A:--Gives you an edge on your college application.
--Saves you money on college tuition.
--Helps you develop your potential in the classroom and beyond.
--Helps you build good study habits.
--Helps you improve your writing skills.
--Helps you shape your goals.
--Challenges you, but also makes you realize you can excel if you
put your mind to it.
Q: How will I know if I am prepared for an AP course?
A:Before signing up, have a good idea of whether you can handle the extra work. AP classes move rapidly and cover lots of ground. Your record of accomplishment in other courses will provide a guideline for gauging your AP potential. "If you're strong in a particular subject, then don't be afraid, go ahead," an AP student advised, "because you can rely on your background skills to perform well in an AP class."
Q: How many AP courses should I take?
A: Let common sense be your guide. Take the number of AP courses you think you can handle. Remember: AP homework is more demanding." An AP class maybe won't give you an hour of busywork," an AP student said. "The AP teacher will expect you to spend that hour thinking instead---on top of the time you need to complete the assignment."
Q: How much college credit can I earn based on my scores?
A: You are guaranteed to receive college credit at any Ohio public university for a score of 3,4, or 5. Private colleges or out-of-state colleges may differ. Here are some examples of the course equivalencies based on AP test and score.