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Advanced Placement Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program at Concordia is a rigorous academic program that offers university-level courses and exams to our students. AP classes are completely elective; however, students who have demonstrated scholarship in prior related subjects are encouraged to consider AP classes. Concordia administration, counselors, and teachers are always available to advise students on appropriate course loads.

Why should I take AP?*

  • More than 90% of 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. grant advanced placement, credit, or both for successful scores on AP Exams, and 85% of selective institutions report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.
  • AP is recognized by more than 3,600 universities worldwide.
  • More than 600 universities in over 55 countries outside of the U.S. recognize AP.

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID)*

The APID is a globally recognized certificate for students with an international outlook. The APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines.

*Source: The College Board, AP: A World Class Experience. 2009 www.collegeboard.com/apstudents

The AP designation for a Concordia course indicates there is an external exam at the end of the year.

Typically, students in Grade 10 may take one AP class. Grade 11 students may take up to three AP courses and Grade 12 students may take up to four AP courses. There are exceptions to these limits but they are considered on a student-by-student basis.