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Advanced Placement Information

Welcome to Advanced Placement for Morton East.

The Advanced Placement (AP®) Program, sponsored by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level course work while still in high school. Students can receive credit, advanced placement, or both from over 2800 colleges and universities that participate in the AP Program. Twenty-nine AP courses and their corresponding examinations, developed by national development committees of college professors and secondary school teachers in each discipline, are prepared annually. Each course is described in detail in the Advanced Placement Course Descriptions.
Morton High School District 201 administered examinations in 22 subject areas. The average AP exam consists of a multiple-choice and a free-response section. Most exams are three hours long and cover two semesters of college-level work; those that test one semester of work are generally two hours long. Grade reports are sent to the candidates, their schools, and the colleges and universities they designate. AP grades provide these institutions with the opportunity to evaluate and acknowledge candidate achievement by awarding college course credit and/or advanced placement.
The AP program is the most widely recognized program for granting college credit with over 2,800 colleges acknowledging the program
The Advanced Placement Program® is happy to share with you the tremendous news that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner last signed into law HB 3428, legislation requiring all Illinois public colleges and universities to award credit to students who
submit scores of 3 and higher on AP® Exams. This applies to entering freshmen at Illinois public institutions of higher education beginning in the fall of 2016.