At most colleges, you receive some sort of class credit for AP Exam scores of three or higher. This credit often goes toward introductory college courses in the same subject as the AP class, so that will be one less class that you are paying for in your college career.
Earning college credit through the AP exam score of three and higher will allow you to graduate sooner, saving you not only money through savings on tuition, room and board, and other living expenses, but also your time.
Taking AP courses is a way to show college admissions officers that your student is more likely to be able to handle a college curriculum. Taking AP courses can also indicate to them a higher level of commitment to your education and to challenging yourself.
AP courses will help the student develop college-level academic skills, as they are made up of students and educators with a strong commitment to excellence in learning. In addition, it will prepare students for the amount of work and study time involved in their college career.
Many colleges and universities will consider a student's AP coursework when making decisions about which students will receive scholarships.
By giving students a pathway that allows them to remove some basic introductory courses from their schedule, students are better able to exercise further options like adding a major or minor, studying abroad, or taking elective courses without slowing or delaying their year of graduation.