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Aliso Niguel AP Tests

 Aliso Niguel High School will offer AP tests in the following areas for 2015:

  • Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A and AB, English Language, English Lit., Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Government and Politics:US, Physics 2, Physics C: Elect./Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, United States History.

PLEASE NOTE: ALISO NIGUEL WILL ONLY ALLOW CURRENT ALISO NIGUEL (CUSD) STUDENTS TO REGISTER FOR AP EXAMS AT ALISO NIGUEL

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SUMMER WORK (ALISO NIGUEL HS ONLY)--

                 

  • Students enrolled in AP courses at Aliso Niguel High School must (for most courses) complete summer assignments to be turned in the first day of school. AP teachers hold meetings in their classrooms during June to hand out the summer assignments and to explain course requirements for the following year. Students who do not attend the meeting, and/or do not complete the summer AP coursework, may be ineligible to continue in the class in September and may be assigned to a lower level of that subject.
     

EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT or PLACEMENT

  • Students who take and pass an Advanced Placement Exam may be eligible to receive college level credit for the course. However, it is the individual colleges and universities, not the College Board or the AP Program, that grant course credit and placement. Policies vary widely so it is up to the student to obtain the college's AP policy in writing. You can find this information in the college's catalog or on its Web site, or by using the AP Credit Policy Info search at www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy
    IMPORTANT: The best source of information regarding AP credit is obtained directly from the college/university to which you may apply.

AP Classes and College Admission GPA

(Information provided here is from the University of California Website  )

UC and CSU assign extra points for up to eight semesters of honors-level courses taken in the last three years of high school: A=5 points, B=4 points, C=3 points.

No more than two yearlong UC-approved honors-level courses taken in the 10th grade may be given extra points. A grade of D in an honors or Advanced Placement course does not earn extra points.

Acceptable honors-level courses include:

  • UC-approved honors courses  (Pre-Calculus Honors)
  • Advanced Placement courses