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Opportunities for international students interested in AP courses and exams

The AP Program is offered not only in international schools and American-style schools outside the United States but increasingly in schools that are part of various countries' national school systems, particularly schools that provide instruction in English. AP courses are offered in more than 100 countries.

How AP impacts admissions decisions at institutions outside the United States

Over 600 universities in more than 60 countries recognize AP in their admissions processes. Individual colleges and universities, not the College Board or the AP Program, set criteria for granting admission to their respective programs. AP Exam performance is typically considered within the applicant's complete academic transcript.

Encourage your students to visit AP International Recognition for country-specific information on which universities worldwide recognize AP achievement. Because admission policies vary across institutions, interested students should also contact the institution directly for further information regarding application procedures and policies.

Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID)

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate that challenges students to display exceptional achievement across several disciplines. More information about the APID is available in the AP student pages on

AP® A World-Class Academic Experience - Documentary Film

Through interviews with AP® students, teachers, college admission officers and college faculty, this Film explores why AP is a world-class academic experience. These voices provide an overview of the benefits of the AP Program and share the stories of students whose true academic potential has been uncovered through participation in AP.
Running time: 11 minutes.
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