AP courses can earn students college credit, allowing them to skip introductory-level courses and potentially graduate earlier.
The Advanced Placement program, provided by the College Board in the United States, consists of a range of college-level courses and exams. High school students have the opportunity to enroll in these courses and subsequently opt to take the associated AP exams. Upon achieving satisfactory scores on an appropriate number of AP exams, students can obtain an AP Diploma. The specific criteria for earning an AP Diploma can differ across schools and educational institutions.