Advanced Placement

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Program under which high school students take advanced coursework and receive college credit for acceptable scores on nationally administered tests.

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Advanced Placement programs were adopted in the U.S. in 1956 and are administered by the College Board, a not-for-profit association of secondary and higher education organizations offering programs related to college admission (including the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), assessment, financial aid, and enrollment.