AP (Advanced Placement program)
Academic program in the United States and other countries that offers college-level courses and exams to high school students. These courses are designed to challenge and prepare students for the rigor of college-level work while still in high school. Successful completion of AP courses and exams can earn students college credit or advanced placement in college courses, allowing them to potentially graduate from college earlier or explore more advanced coursework. The AP program covers a wide range of subjects, and participating students have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge through standardized exams administered by the College Board. AP courses and exam scores are widely recognized by colleges and universities, influencing the college admissions process and allowing students to pursue more advanced coursework in their chosen fields.