AP, or Advanced Placement, is a program within Canada and the United States created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Canadian and American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for each of the many offered subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that particular field of study.

Advanced Placement examinations are exams offered by the College Board and are taken each May by students. The tests are the culmination of year-long Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The AP exams begin on the first Monday in May and last ten school days (two weeks).

AP examinations are scored on a 1 to 5 scale as follows:

5 – Extremely well qualified
4 – Well qualified
3 – Qualified
2 – Possibly qualified
1 – No recommendation

A substantial number of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada grant credits or advanced placement based on AP test scores; those in over twenty other countries do likewise. Policies vary by institution, but institutions that award credit usually require a score of 3 or higher on any given exam for credit to be granted or course prerequisites to be waived (and according to The College Board website, some will award an “A” grade for a 5 score). Colleges may also take AP grades into account when deciding which students to accept, though this is not part of the official AP program.

AP test scores are used by many colleges to exempt students from introductory coursework, place students in higher designated courses, or even both. While policy may differ between institutions, most require a minimum score of either 3 or 4 in order to receive college credit. Typically, this will appear as a “CR” grade on the college transcript. Alternatively, a score of 5 on an AP examination will be rewarded with an “A” grade for select colleges and universities.

There are currently 10 AP courses available here at Maverick Learning:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Statistics

Group Lesson Time Period Weeks Hours Fees Per Student
Efficient Study Class Sep – Jan 18 72 1080
Pre-Exam Intensive Class Feb – Mar 9 36 720
Mock Exam Class Apr 4 16 240


Private (1 on 1) Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Tutoring, AP and Contests Prep)
No. of Classes 45min 60min 90min
4 $240.00 $280.00 $400.00
8 $432.00 $540.00 $720.00
15 $765.00 $956.25 $1,275.00