Use AP Credits to Graduate From College in 3 Years

The strategy to shave off a year in college costs begins with taking the right courses in high school.

Many high schools allow students to take Advanced Placement courses or college-level classes through local community college partnerships. APs are also taught in high school on a variety of subjects, ranging from U.S. history to computer science.

Typically, a score of at least 3 on an AP exam will earn a student college credit, but it depends on a school’s AP policies. Some colleges and universities may require a 4 or 5 on an exam; the maximum score on an AP…

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