Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Policy: Staten Island Technical High School encourages continued participation in the College Board’s Advanced Placement program to ensure that our students’ college applicant profile is aligned with other competitive national and international applicants. Each of the AP courses have a culminating exam that participating high schools worldwide administer each May. Staten Island Technical High School fosters the expectation that all students who take an AP course will also take the corresponding AP Exam for the following reasons outlined below:
● Earn College Credit * - Your AP score could earn you college credits before you attend college.
● Earn Advanced Placement * - Your AP score can let you skip introductory courses in college.
● Save Money and Time - Earning credit / placement can enable you to graduate college early.
● Stand Out to Colleges - Taking AP courses & exams shows colleges you’ve tackled college-level work
*As stated by the College Board, nearly all colleges in the USA grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores.
Note: AP scores may be recognized by initial, transfer & post graduate colleges on the journey towards your career goals.
Advanced Placement Exam Timeline & Protocols:
Sept - Oct: Students register for AP course(s), via College Board online portal.
● Payments due via “Total Registration.”
● AP Exam School orders due to the College Board based upon AP Course Section Registers.
● A record will be maintained for all students who do not register and/or do not take their respective AP exam(s), which will be included and submitted in their college admissions applicant profile, senior year.
● For seniors, in the case of students who originally registered and indicated their intent to take AP exam(s), but were not present to take the AP exam or schedule a makeup exam due to illness, notification to all colleges will be made that the student’s college applicant profile has changed.
● A partial refund will be issued per-exam from TotalRegistration.net.
May : AP Exam Administration
June: In the case of students who originally registered and indicated their intent to take AP exam(s), but were not present to take the AP exam or schedule a makeup exam due to illness, notification to all colleges will be made that the student’s college applicant profile has changed.
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