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What is Advanced Placement(AP)?

The Advanced Placement program of testing is a series of college-levels tests aimed at high school students. High scores in these tests may contribute towards college entrance and even towards course credits once in a university.

Application Period and Test Subjects

AP tests are held every year in May with over 30 subjects available for testing
(see list below)
The questions for the test are normally divided into two parts for a subject and the test consists both multiple choice questions and short-answer questions. The test hours vary depending on subjects but it normally takes approximately 3 hours per subject, and tests start at 8 am or 12 pm depending on schedule.

Grading System

The grading systems is divided into 5 levels, from level 1 to level 5. 5 points (grade A in university), 4 points (grade B in university), 3 points (grade C in university), 2 points equals D and 1 point equals F.

Test Schedule

Week 1 Morning 8:00 am Noon 12:00 noon Afternoon 2:00 pm
Monday
May 1
AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Psychology  
Tuesday
May 2
AP Computer Science A

AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP Art History

AP Physics 1: Algebra-based

Wednesday
May 3
AP English Literature and Composition AP Japanese Language and Culture

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Thursday
May 4
AP United States Government and Politics AP Chinese Language and Culture

AP Seminar

Friday
May 5
AP German Language and Culture

AP United States History

AP Computer Science Principles
Week 2 Morning 8:00 am Noon 12:00 noon Afternoon 2:00 pm
Monday
May 8
AP Biology

AP Music Theory

AP Physics C: Mechanics Special Exam time.

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

is the only exam given at 2 p.m.
Tuesday
May 9
AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP French Language and Culture

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

 
Wednesday
May 10
AP English Language and Composition AP Italian Language and Culture

AP Macroeconomics

Thursday
May 11
AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP World History

AP Statistics
Friday
May 12
AP Human Geography

AP Microeconomics

AP European History

AP Latin

Links for Reference

GAFL is designated AP Test Center and holds the test every year for current students and graduates of GAFL.