About the Course

AP® English Language and Composition (NCAA Approved)

  • Grade 9+
  • CTY-Level
  • Session-Based

Learn to write college-quality essays and prepare to take the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition by honing essay test-taking skills like organization and time management. In this course, you will study essays to understand the interplay between their subject, an author’s intent, and the readers’ expectations. You’ll write your own persuasive essays and narratives, analyze test questions and word choice, and practice taking multiple-choice tests like the ones found on the exam.

For each lesson, you will write an informal self-assessment explaining and evaluating your process, from planning to drafting, proofreading, and revising. This writing course has been reviewed and approved by the College Board to use the "AP" designation.

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week (3-5 hours independent work).

Important Dates
Apply by August 9 to start:

Classes

Register for an Online course by selecting an open class below. If no open classes are listed, then course enrollment is currently closed. Note: You will need to have an active CTY Account to complete registration through MyCTY.

Fall

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30 weeks
$1,655
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30 weeks
$1,655

Testing and Prerequisites

  Math Verbal
Required Level Not required CTY-Level
Check your eligibility using existing test scores If you do not have existing test scores:

Students must achieve qualifying scores on an advanced assessment to be eligible for CTY programs. If you don’t have qualifying scores, you have several different testing options. We’ll help you find the right option for your situation.

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Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    • Varies
  • Application fee
    • Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
    • Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)

Financial Aid is available

We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.

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Course Materials

Please acquire all course materials by the course start date. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact ctyinfo@jhu.edu.
 

Book Title: CliffsNotes AP English Language and Composition, 2021 Exam
Author: Barbara V Swovelin
ISBN: 978-0358353782

Earning School Credit

AP - NCAA Approved

Recommended school credit: One academic year

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Technical Requirements

This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.

Terms & Conditions

Students may interact in online classrooms and meetings that include peers, instructors, and occasional special guests.

After a you complete a course, your projects may be used to illustrate work for future students. 

You will need to create an account on a third-party site to access course resources.

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