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Advanced Placement

What does the academic term Advanced Placement mean in higher education?

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement definition

Short Definition

Advanced Placement is a program offering college-level courses and exams to high school students, allowing them to earn college credit or advanced placement based on their exam scores.

In-depth Overview

Advanced Placement

Long definition: The Advanced Placement program provides motivated high school students with the opportunity to challenge themselves academically by enrolling in college-level courses in various subjects, such as mathematics, science, literature and history. At the end of the course, students take an AP exam and their performance on the exam can lead to college credit or advanced placement in college courses, depending on the policies of the receiving institution. AP courses are designed to be rigorous and demanding, preparing students for the academic challenges of higher education.

Etymology: The term "Advanced Placement" indicates that students are placed in courses that go beyond the standard high school curriculum. It emphasizes the program's goal of providing advanced educational opportunities to high school students.

Synonyms or related academic terms:
  • AP Program
  • College Board's AP
  • Advanced Placement Courses
Examples of Use:
  1. She decided to take AP Biology to challenge herself and potentially earn college credit.
  2. Many universities offer credit for high AP exam scores, allowing students to graduate early or explore more advanced coursework.
  • Spanish: Programa de Colocación Avanzada (PCA)
  • French: Programme de Placement Avancé (PPA)
  • German: Fortgeschrittenenplatzierungsprogramm
  • Italian: Programma di Collocazione Avanzata
  • Portuguese: Programa de Colocação Avançada
  • Japanese: APプログラム (AP Puroguramu)
  • Chinese (Simplified): 高级选修 (Gāojí xuǎnxiū)
  • Hindi: एडवांस्ड प्लेसमेंट (Advansd Plesemnt)

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Advanced Placement

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