What factors catch the eye of an admission committee when applying to college? Most people assume that the foremost factors are test scores and grade point average (GPA)—a generally correct assumption. However, in this day and age, when admission to college is more competitive than ever, an admissions profile is best rounded out by enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
To a potential university, AP course participation indicates a student’s eagerness to challenge his or her self, as well as his or her capacity for subject matter that requires a greater level of detail and preparation. In other words, enrollment in AP courses shows that a student is committed and serious about their studies and has gone above and beyond the average student’s level of participation.
According to a recent study by The Washington Post, 16.1% of students in Arizona took an AP course and scored a 3 or higher in their final AP exam. On a national level, 22.4% of all public high school students scored a 3 or higher on their respective AP exams. By the numbers, a successful showing in an AP exam most certainly sets a student apart from the pack. By scoring a 3 or higher in just one AP exam, a student has a distinct advantage over 77.6% of students nationally.
To boot, successfully passing an AP Exam—which varies per institution, but oftentimes means scoring a 3 or above—can count towards college credit. Not only does this save students valuable time once he or she is enrolled in university, but it also saves money on tuition fees.
Vogel Prep's AP tutoring and test preparation program has a successful history helping students achieve outstanding results on Advance Placement tests. That fact can be attributed largely to Vogel Prep’s expertise in developing revolutionary test preparation techniques and the caliber of its tutors. We help students comprehend the underlying features unique to their targeted tests and enable them to meet or exceed their testing potential. Vogel Prep employs a holistic approach to test preparation, exploring test design, preparation strategy, and practice testing using hundreds of real test questions.
Vogel Prep Tutoring and Test Prep offers private tutoring and small group classes for students in Phoenix’s East Valley including those from Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Care Free, Fountain Hills, and Paradise Valley, who are looking to elevate their scores on exams including Advanced Placement (AP) Tests, the ACT, the SAT, and the SAT Subject Tests. With our conveniently located tutoring center at 13951 N Scottsdale Rd in Scottsdale, Vogel Prep also provides academic counseling services to students and their families.