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The Advanced Placement Program is a national program administered by the University Board, which allows academically talented high school students to take University level courses in their high school. The course curriculums and testing programs are developed and monitored by a national advisory board of high school teachers and University professors in the appropriate subject area. Each May, high school students in AP courses take the exams for their courses, and test score results are sent to Universities at the request of the students.

Shepherd awards credit for Advanced Placement exams as listed in the Admissions Section of the Shepherd University Catalog. As new exams are developed, they are reviewed by Department Chairs to see if appropriate University credit may be awarded for them. When students attend their summer advisement and registration programs, they receive the credit award documents in their registration packets. A copy of this document is filed with the Registrar, so that credit may be placed on the studentıs permanent record at Shepherd. Credit awards for Advanced Placement are administered by the Director of Admissions.

A current list of courses for which AP tests are available is located in the 2009-2011 University Catalog in the section on Admissions Policy. See p. 19


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