Become an AP Exam top scorer with TPS!
Why take certified AP courses from TPS?
- TPS AP students earn the highest AP Exam scores so they gain the most competitive rankings with colleges and earn the most widely useful college credit.
- Some TPS AP courses are also eligible for direct college credit without taking the exam.
- TPS AP courses combine top scholarship with an uncompromised biblical worldview.
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TPS 2016-2022 AP Exam Scores
- 50% 5 (top score)
- 70% 4 or higher
- 90% 3 or higher
(Percentages are essentially the same for each individual year 2016-2021.)
Why are these numbers important to you?
- Your AP exam score provides a universally competitive ranking for you in that course. Scores of 4 and 5 are highly competitive. Scores of 3 are not nearly as competitive.
- Your AP exam score also determines the credits you may receive for your exam from a particular college. Scores of 3 are usually sufficient for some credit, but that credit may be in a course for non-majors that may provide no specific benefit for you. Scores of 4 or 5 are required by more competitive colleges or are more likely to satisfy in-major credit requirements. You must check with each college of interest to find their scores and credits requirements — every college is different.
Why take AP exams — why not just get credit for the AP course?
If you are considering competitive colleges and scholarships, an AP course without the AP exam will not strengthen and may even weaken your application (unless you can explain why you did not take the competitive exam). AP courses vary widely in academic content, rigor, and quality, but AP exams validate competitive performance universally.
Don’t all certified AP courses teach you the same material to prepare you for the same exam?
AP course certification requires the syllabus to be reviewed by the College Board. The certification does not review or endorse the actual content, instruction, or assignments. The certification does not consider the exam preparation effectiveness.
Which AP courses (and exams) should you take each year?
A good general strategy is to plan your AP courses and exams across all four years of high school so that you are targeting 4/5 scores in the courses where you want to stand out as most competitive, and earning scores of at least 3 in the others. The link below includes detailed considerations for each AP course for you to match to your individual goals to build your individual high school AP courses plan.
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