Taking AP Exams Your School Doesn’t Offer


Choosing which AP courses to take can be a daunting task. What will look best on a college application? What will help you score college credit now, saving you time and money later? But most importantly, what will allow you to explore the topics you're passionate about? That's the most crucial consideration you should make when choosing which courses to put on your schedule.

The list of courses offered by the College Board is extensive; however, sometimes an AP course may catch your eye only for you to find out your school doesn't offer it. Does that mean you're just out of luck? Not quite! You still have options. Here are two situations in which you might have to look elsewhere for a particular exam, and some advice on how to navigate the test.

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