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Advanced Placement

Villanova College offers a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses to allow certain students to study at a higher level and intensity in subjects of their choosing in academic areas in which they have expertise and interest.

The AP Program is a cooperative educational endeavour between secondary schools and universities. The program provides motivated high school students with enriched university level courses in a high school setting. Students who take AP credits gain university-level skills, and in some cases they may earn a university credit while they are still in high school.

For each AP course, a standardized AP Exam is administered at participating schools worldwide. Students enrolled in AP courses in their senior year will write a standardized AP exam in each course in May and then write a final exam in June to complete the course of study at Villanova College. AP results are sent directly to the student in July from the College Board and students may choose to use the grade achieved on the AP exam to be granted as a credit in their freshman year of university.

AP courses offered at Villanova include:

  • English Literature & Composition
  • Calculus AB
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Economics

Opportunities are available for the following AP exams to be written based on student interest:

  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Computer Science A
  • Psychology
  • United States History

The VC Experience

Villanova College did an excellent job preparing me for post-secondary school in terms of work load and course expectations.

I felt confident and prepared transitioning from high school to university.

Veronica, VC '09