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AP (Advanced Placement) Program


The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of secondary schools, colleges, and The College Board. It consists of college–level courses and examinations for able high school students. AP exams are offered in May of each year by participating high schools. Amarillo College recognizes that students may achieve the objectives of certain college courses through participation in Advanced Placement, and therefore awards credit for courses based on the AP scores specified.The following policies govern the award of credit by exam for Advanced Placement:

  • Grades are not recorded for credit earned by examination.
  • Courses for which credit is earned by examination will not affect the grade point average (GPA).
  • Credit by examination will be awarded on the transcript only after a student has been officially enrolled at Amarillo College.
  • Students must file an official score report and a petition for credit with the Registrar’s Office in order to receive credit by examination.

For further information, contact the Testing Center or the Counseling offices at public high schools.

Minimum scores and specific credit earning information for Amarillo College is available.