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What is Italian AP?
AP stands for Advanced Placement. AP provides high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses and achieve college credit or advanced placement.
By deciding to take an AP course, you’re letting colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. AP courses signal to admissions officers that you’ve undertaken the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer. They see that you’ve challenged yourself with college-level coursework and expectations, and have refined your skills to meet these expectations.
Why Italian AP?
It helps you earn College Credits!
As college costs grow each year, the prospect of continuing education becomes less and less of a reality for many high school students. By making it through an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses.
AP Italian is your gateway to learning more about contemporary Italy and Italian culture. You will develop your communications skills, open your mind to a new and fascinating culture and get ahead in your job search.
For a course overview and description, please visit the following page on the College Board website: College Board AP.
You will find all the information related to the exam, how to prepare, and take a sample exam.
Is Italian AP offered at your school?
Talk with your high school counselor and ask if Italian AP courses are offered at your school. If it is, the counselor will have all the necessary information for you.
If Italian AP is NOT offered at your school: you still need to talk with your counselor to have him/her help you work through any steps necessary for possibly taking the exam at a school other than your own. The College Board has just approved a fully online AP Italian Course, that should be available on its website.
College Board will not deny anyone, but school districts may not have locations available. If your school does not offer the Italian AP Exam you should call 877 – 274-6474 to find a school in the area that administers this AP Exam and will allow a non-registered student (of a given school) to take the exam.
Exams’ dates are posted on the College Board website well ahead of time.
Visit this page at the beginning of the school year to plan accordingly.
What to expect?
The AP Italian Language and Culture Exam will have question types and point values that will remain stable and consistent from year to year, so you and your students know what to expect on exam day. The AP Italian Language and Culture Exam will have a new Section I (Multiple-choice). The only change in Section II (Free-Response) is the name of the persuasive essay, which is now called the argumentative essay, to better align it with what is expected in this task, but the task itself is not changing, nor is how it is scored.