Advanced Placement (AP) exam registrations open

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Register and prepare now for AP Exams, May 5-16, 2014

High School students throughout India can now register for College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Exams in 22 different subjects. AP Exams are scheduled for May 5-16, 2014, and the deadline for registration is March 26, 2014. The AP Exams are securely administered at authorized USIEF centres and schools in 11 cities across India – Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Rajkot.  The test centre in Delhi is US-India Education Foundation (USIEF).

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables motivated students to pursue university-level studies while still in high school. Indian students thinking of heading to the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore or other countries for undergraduate studies are eligible to receive university credit or consideration in the admissions process for qualifying AP Exam scores.  In 2013, 2.2 million students took approximately 4 million AP Exams worldwide, and sent scores to over 3,300 universities in more than 60 countries.  

Taking AP courses help students stand out in the college admissions process, by demonstrating to admission officers that the student has sought the most rigorous curriculum available to him/her. Students with successful AP scores (defined as a score of 3 or higher on the 5-point AP Exams scale) also have the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both at a majority of colleges and universities. This can enable them to move into upper-level courses sooner, pursue a double major, graduate early, and save on tuition and fees. In addition, students who earn qualifying scores on their AP Exams can earn academic scholarships and awards.

AP courses and exams also help students to develop the critical thinking, reasoning and communication skills that are essential for college success Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater overall academic success in college.

“Taking the AP Exams was extremely valuable, as it allowed me to place out of a number of mandatory courses in college. By doing so, I had the freedom to follow a more flexible curriculum, pursue two majors easily, and make the most of my academic experience”, says Tanvi Bikhchandani, who completed her schooling in DPS RK Puram, New Delhi, and is currently a BA Candidate for Economics and South Asian Studies at Columbia University, New York. 

Many universities across the U.S. offer credit, advanced placement or both in one or more subjects for qualifying AP Exam scores. Additionally, nearly all leading universities in Canada and UK recognize AP for admission, credit or placement, as do many European universities. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) also grants equivalence certificates to students taking AP courses and exams as part of their high school diploma requirement, to help them enroll in a bachelor’s degree program in India.

Students can learn more about AP in India, including the exam schedule, exam fee, exam centres and how to register and prepare for AP, at www.ap-india.org. 
 

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