When calculating GPA, it is important to note that AP class grades count for one additional point. If you score an A in an AP class, you will receive a 5.0 instead of a 4.0. If you get a B, you will still receive a 4.0, which is the equivalent of an A in a regular class. This means that AP classes can pull up a high school student’s GPA. An AP class contains university-level curriculum. Students that take AP classes and AP tests can sometimes apply these tests and courses toward their college degree. This may allow a student to skip general requirement courses and replace them with higher level courses, or it may even let a student graduate early. AP classes demonstrate dedication to learning; it is one more indication that a student can succeed at the university level.
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