The Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is an internationally recognized program from The College Board. The College Board is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions. Every year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for college through programs such as the SAT®, SAT Subject Tests™, and the Advanced Placement Program.

The AP Program enables willing and academically prepared students around the world to pursue university-level studies while still in high school. The program allows you to develop a global perspective, as well as skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. AP® courses help you stand out in the university admission process, and AP Exams offer the opportunity to earn university credit, advanced placement or both.

AP is recognized in the admissions process by more than 4,000 universities worldwide. Outside the U.S., more than 600 universities in more than 65 countries recognize qualifying AP Exam scores.

AP International University Recognition

AP is recognized as a highly desirable academic credential around the globe. It is recognized by universities in over 60 countries in the admission process. Universities may also recognize AP Exam scores for advanced placement – providing the opportunity to skip introductory courses and earn credit.

Universities in China acknowledge qualifying AP Exam scores in their admissions process. These universities include:

  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Beijing University
  • Qinghua University

You can check AP policies for US Universities and Non-US Universities on the official College Board website.