AP courses and exams give students the chance to tackle college-level work while they are still in high school and earn college credit and placement. Several different courses of study and exams are offered through this program.
To remove the financial barrier to taking the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, the state school aid act (MCL 388.1694) makes $1.2 million dollars available to low-income students and their families. The law encourages students to take IB and AP courses, and participate in the exams associated with these courses. These exams can translate into college credit, subsequently reducing college tuition costs.
- AP Seminar and Research Reduction
- AP Exam Reduction
- CLEP Test Fee Reduction
- 2020-21 Minimum Dual Enrollment Qualifying Scores
- College Board Opportunity Scholarship
To help prepare students for college and even turn their efforts into scholarships, the Michigan Department of Education is proud to partner with the College Board to present the College Board Opportunity Scholarship program. It provides a six-step guide to help students and their families plan, prepare, and pay for college.
- AP College Policy Search
Information on college AP policies for credit.
Information on college CLEP policies for credit.
- Advanced Placement State Results - College Board
- Advanced Placement Resources for Educators To provide financial and technical assistance to schools and teachers interested in expanding access to AP.