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 AP Information for Students and Parents


Over the past ten academic years, the increase in the number of Georgia students benefitting from Advanced Placement (AP) courses being offered in their high schools has been dramatic.

  • During the 2018-2019 academic year, 117,787 Georgia public high school studets enrolled in AP courses.
  • In May of 2019, a total of 151,728 AP exams were completed by Georgia public school students.

Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered by trained high school teachers in the regular high school setting. Over one-third of the students in Georgia public high schools were enrolled in AP courses. AP courses guarantee rigor in our classrooms. The high school teachers who offer AP courses are trained by The College Board to offer the course at a college-level and have a syllabus approved by The College Board. AP courses are challenging and require significant study time on a daily basis. Assessments in these classes require sophisticated critical thinking skills. In May of each year, AP students take the AP exam(s). Students who score at the 3, 4 or 5 level may be able to earn college credit for these courses taken in the high school. Policies for credit differ from college to college, so take care to check college admissions and credit policies which can be found here​.

There are currently 38 AP courses that high schools in the US may choose to offer. Not all courses are offered in each high school. Check with your counseling department to learn which of these courses are offered in your high school.


AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art 2-D Design
AP Studio Art 3-D Design
AP Studio Art Drawing
Mathematics & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles​​
AP Statistics

AP ​Research
AP Seminar​​
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based​
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics

World Languages & Cultures
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP French Language and Culture
AP German Language and Culture
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture

May 2021 Test Dates - Please visit College Board​ for testing information.

To request past AP scores for college and program admissions, call 1-888-308-0013.