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    AP Exam Registration begins in early February - see the Registration page.

     Each year, nearly two-thirds of EHS students (grades 9 - 12) enroll in one or more AP courses. The AP exam in May is not part of the course grade, nor is it a requirement of the course.

    Edina students may take most AP exams without taking the course. Using test prep books and other means, some students study a subject independently and take the AP exam. College Board provides free online practice exams that can help students gauge whether they are ready for the exam. 

    Why Take AP Exams?

    Stand Out in College Admissions
    Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking an AP course is a sign that you’re up for the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer.

    Earn College Credits
    By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach.

    Check specific colleges’ guidelines on accepting AP scores for credit and placement by searching the AP Credit Policy database.

    Skip Introductory Classes
    If you already know your preferred college major, taking a related AP course and earning a qualifying score on the AP Exam can help you advance and avoid required introductory courses – so you can move directly into upper-level classes and focus on the work that interests you most.

    Even taking an AP Exam unrelated to your major – whether or not you know what you want to major in – can place you beyond your college’s general education requirements. This opens up additional time on your schedule, enabling you to do a second major or minor, take exciting electives, or pursue additional interests.

    Build College Skills
    Taking an AP course builds the skills you'll need throughout your college years. You give your mind a rigorous workout while polishing up your time management and study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues and problems, with the support of your AP teachers. AP courses let you know what to expect during the next phase of your educational journey, and help you build the confidence to succeed. 

    Prep Now for Your Post-HS Journey
    Review the counseling department's document, Career and College Programming for 9th through 12th Graders. In addition, the counseling department publishes junior and senior “future-planning” books each year and provides electronic links on their webpage. Take the first step of your post-high school journey now! 


    AP Exam Schedule
    AP testing dates and times are set by College Board; schools cannot alter these. Exams begin as soon as possible after 8:00 am or after 12:00 pm, but must begin within one hour of that time.

    Edina's School Identification Code: 240708.

    Online Exam Registration - What you will need to register and pay online, price of exams, and FAQs. Registration begins the first week of February.

    College Board Calculator policy

    World Language Proficiency Seals and Certificates - MN Statute 120B.022 ... shifts instruction and assessment from performance for credit completion to actual language proficiency. Based on ACTFL standards, which are proficiency-based. See also Assessments for Bilingual & Multilingual Seals/World Language Proficiency Certificates. Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking in a language other than English.

    2019 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents  (English) Students are required to sign each exam answer sheet, agreeing to abide by College Board's policies and rules as set out in the Bulletin, so please read the publication.

    AP Credit for Exams
    Find the AP credit policies of various colleges and universities.

    University of Minnesota AP Credit Award Chart  

    College Board for Students
    More about AP exams and benefits of taking AP courses.

    Score Reports
    Students create an online College Board account to access their scores. Use the AP Automated Score Reporting Service to forward scores to educational institutions: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

    By phone: call College Board at 1-888-308-0013 (toll free) or 1-609-771-7366, 24 hours a day. Students will need the Edina High School code, 240708 and their AP number. Students can also use their Edina six-digit identification if they entered it on their answer sheet.

    Call College Board customer service with any problems: 1-877-274-6474.

    College Board Services for Students with Disabilities
    For students with an IEP, a 504 Plan, or a health condition that requires testing accommodations, contact Bill Hicks: william.hicks@edinaschools.org.

    Edina High School Home Page

    CONTACT apinfo@edinaschools.org for more information.

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