Which candidates will earn the most AP credit in 2020?
By Andrew TandyPublished September 05, 2020 09:11:25The number of AP students entering the AP exam has increased in the past decade, but that trend will continue this year as the College Board releases its new college-accredited AP test.
The AP exam is expected to be released Tuesday, September 9, at 11:59 a.m.
The college-based exam is now required for all AP applicants and is administered by the National Council on College Admission and Grievance (NCACG).
The exam has been around since 1978, but its first year saw a dramatic increase in the number of applicants.
The college-age demographic that will be entering the exam this year is roughly 20 percent female, the same as the past three years.
The most recent figures from NCACG show that the percentage of women taking the exam has grown from 12 percent in 2014 to 17 percent in 2020.
As part of the changes to the AP test, the College of William & Mary has introduced a new test, which is similar to the current exam.
The new test is designed to address the growing need for students to learn more about how the AP exams works.
The College of Notre Dame is also adding a new exam for the 2020 exam.