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Advanced Placement

Online Programs offers gifted high school students session-based courses in science, social science, and humanities as well as individually paced AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus C, and AP Statistics courses. All courses have been reviewed by the College Board and are authorized to use its "AP designation."

Online Programs AP courses are demanding and require a significant time commitment. Students should not attempt more than one AP course at a time. Students considering higher course loads should first confer with program administration by emailing ctyonline@jhu.edu before registering.

To learn more about CTY Online Programs AP courses:

  • View the AP course list to learn more about Online Programs's extensive Advanced Placement courses offered during 30-week academic sessions and 12-week intensive spring and summer sessions. Check the individual course descriptions to find out which sessions are offered for each specific course.
  • Read the Advanced Placement FAQs to find helpful answers to common questions, review the AP audit policy, and learn more about how the Advanced Placement program works.
  • Contact ctyonline@jhu.edu if you have any questions that are not answered by the Advanced Placement FAQs.
  • Learn how Online Programs works with schools and how some students use CTY courses to earn credit and placement with their schools.

To learn more about how to sign up to take the AP test:

  • Communicate with your school counselor in January or February to ask about test availability.
  • If you do not attend a school, please communicate with nearby high schools to ask about test availability. 
  • To locate an AP testing location near you, please navigate to the AP Course Ledger website (https://apcourseaudit.epiconline.org/ledger/), and enter the subject, year, state, and city, and then click 'Search.' 
  • AP Services - Phone: (609) 771-7300(609) 771-7300
  • Email: apexams@info.collegeboard.org
  • Check the College Board Site for test dates and times.

Take the AP test at CTY

If you are unable to find a place to take an AP test, you may be able to take the test at CTY in Baltimore. Contact the Online Programs Office at least one month before the test date to inquire about testing at CTY.  

Advanced Placement Courses

CoursesCourse FormatGrade LevelsQualified Scores
AP BiologySession-BasedGrades 9-12M
AP Calculus ABIndividually PacedGrades 9-12*M
AP Calculus BCIndividually PacedGrades 9-12*M
AP Calculus CIndividually PacedGrades 9-12*M
AP ChemistrySession-BasedGrades 9-12M
AP Chinese Language and CultureSession-BasedGrades 9-12M or V
AP Computer Science ASession-BasedGrades 9-12M
AP English Language & CompositionSession-BasedGrades 10-12V
AP MacroeconomicsSession-BasedGrades 9-12V
AP MicroeconomicsSession-BasedGrades 9-12V
AP Physics 1Session-BasedGrades 9-12M
AP Physics 2Session-BasedGrades 9-12M
AP PsychologySession-BasedGrades 9-12V
AP Spanish Language and CultureSession-BasedGrades 9-12M or V
AP Spanish Literature and CultureSession-BasedGrades 9-12M or V
AP StatisticsIndividually PacedGrades 9-12*M
AP US Government & PoliticsSession-BasedGrades 9-12V
AP US HistorySession-BasedGrades 9-12V

*Suggested grade levels only. Students may enroll in a course above their own grade level if it is appropriate for their ability.

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