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Question: My 9th-grade daughter came home and told me about a kind of high school course called "AP." What are they?

Answer: AP is short for "Advanced Placement." As the name implies, students who successfully pass AP courses can get a jump on college. AP courses can save you time and money. They can also give you an edge in the applicant pools of highly selective colleges and universities. To see some kinds of courses available, search the Web for "Advanced Placement Testing Program."

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