picture for AP Studio Art.
First, let’s look at the prices themselves. Standard AP Course tests are at $87 a test, $117 if taken outside of America, and anywhere from $5-$53 with different district's price reductions. Additional costs can range from $8-$25 for over-the-phone score services.
While some families qualify for the reduced fee, many do not and they think these prices are too high, and unnecessary. For starters, students show no sign of slowing down in their use of the AP classes: students enrolled in the program have tripled in the past 10 years as is shown by College Board. Also, a good portion of students take more than one test as, in recent years, one million AP students have taken over two million tests.
So the need for the tests will not be going away anytime soon, but the fee could be saving you money in your educational future. The point of the AP program is to get high school students college credit and enough college credit can eliminate one of the courses you need to take in college. So choosing the right AP programs in high school can save you money and your valuable time. Also, many colleges look for students with AP credit and will accept these students first and some higher-end colleges even require at least two AP courses to be taken during high school. Thus, AP courses can pay for themselves if used wisely.
Brock talking during AP Literature.