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There are several options for students who wish to accelerate to college-level learning during their high school years. There are AP classes, the IB program, and the AICE Diploma.
Did you know that colleges need to have your official test scores before you begin college in the fall?
If you are waiting for your AP or IB scores, good news. The wait is over. Your scores are in! However, official AICE scores are not in yet. They will be sent to your college in August after your senior year.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Your scores come out at your physical location. You can view your scores, location, and date on the College Board schedule.
What is the AP exam score scale?
There is no “pass” or “fail” on the AP tests. It’s important to understand the definitions of the AP scores.
5 = extremely well qualified – Every college that accepts AP will give you college credit.
4 = well qualified - Many universities will award college credit.
3 = qualified – Many state colleges will accept college credit.
2 = possibly qualified - No college credit awarded.
1 = no recommendation – Lowest possible score. No college credit awarded.
What if I want to know my scores from previous tests?
Go to www.apscore.org to view scores on tests you took in previous years.
What if I have other questions about my AP test scores?
Check out the #College Board’s AP Student Top Questions page for answers to viewing and sending scores to colleges, payment, and more.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum for smart, motivated high school students. Juniors and seniors who perform well in six selected subject groups and three core requirements, and earn passing scores on the final exams are awarded the IB diploma. Those who take individual IB courses rather than the entire program only receive certificates of completion.
Only schools authorized as IB World Schools can offer the #IB Diploma Programme. There are currently 637 IB schools in the United States. Click the following link to see if there is an IB high school in your area. https://www.ibo.org/school/search/index.cfm.
Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is an international curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study. The AICE Diploma was first awarded in 1997 and has since become popular with a range of schools in different parts of the world.
If you're not very familiar with the AICE program, never fear; the blog, AICE Diploma: What Is It? Should You Get One? will bring you up to speed. They’ll cover what the diploma is and how you can get it, as well as the benefits of pursuing the program (including scholarships and college credit).
Sending Scores to College
If you just graduated, be sure you send a copy of your scores to the college you are attending in the fall. The college needs an “official” copy of your AP/IB, and/or AICE scores.
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