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After High School

Advanced Placement (AP)

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide in-depth study in a number of subjects and preparation for national tests administered by the College Board, which are given in May of each year. These examinations are scored on a scale of one to five; with five being the highest score. Many students who perform well on the Advanced Placement exams, upon entering college, receive college credit and/or advanced placement in their college course work. Generally, a score of at least 3 is required. Each college determines its own Advanced Placement policy and will specify the score on each exam necessary for credit or advanced standing. AP exams contain either an essay or problem-solving section and another section consisting of multiple-choice questions..

IUHS is not a testing site for the AP exams. However, you may be able to take the AP Exam you want by arranging to test at a participating school. Here’s how:

  • Contact AP Services no later than March 1 to get the names and telephone numbers of local, participating AP Coordinators willing to test outside students. Prepare a list of the AP Exams you are interested in taking before you call.
  • Call the AP Coordinators identified by AP Services no later than March 15. When calling Coordinators to arrange testing, make sure to tell them:
    • You are trying to locate a school willing to administer exams to homeschooled students or students from schools that do not offer AP Exams
    • Which exams you plan to take.
    • If you have a documented disability that will require testing accommodations at the exam, and if you have been approved by the College Board to test with accommodations.

Once you locate an administrator, that school's AP Coordinator is responsible for ordering your exam materials, telling you when and where to report for the exams, and collecting your fees, which may be higher to cover the school’s additional proctoring or administration costs. That school must administer the exams for you; the school cannot forward them to you or your school for handling.  The IUHS AP Provider code is:  435

Be sure to check the website for what you need to bring to your exam and when to arrive at the testing center.  If you are late, you will not be admitted.

The IUHS six-digit code is:  150219.  If you use this number your scores will be sent to IUHS.  You will need this code on exam day.

For further information please check the College Board website:

You will find the exam schedule here