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A giant magnet to the higher-ed dreams of the Indian student, American universities require no less than a fortune to open their gates. But, is there a more dystopian(?) path to lessen the burden of financing such a dream? Hello, Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) by College Board!
BY Navleen Kaur |   20-02-2015

Though considered an elaborate cliche in the present age, the American dream is still around, and for good. It’s apparent by the way the theme is so rampant throughout our movies and literature. More than 200 countries in the world, but none of them charms the Indian student as much as does the US of A.

According to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors 2014 Report, in 2013/14, the number of Indian students enrolled in U.S. higher education increased by 6% to 102,673. Indian students account for approximately 11.8 per cent of the total population of foreign students in the U.S., second to China. But, studying overseas at the undergraduate level can be very expensive. College Board makes sure money is not in the way when you aim big.

What is the Advanced Placement (AP) Program?

The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program are specially designed for motivated Indian students, to help them earn college credits and reduce the cost of studying. High school students throughout India can now register for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams in 23 different subjects. AP Exams are scheduled for May 4–15, 2015, and the deadline for registration is March 27, 2015.

Expanding access to the AP Program is part of a broader effort by the College Board to support the aspirations of students in India. In addition, our AP initiatives within India serve to forward the global engagement of our member universities, many of whom are seeking to attract best-fit Indian students,” says James Montoya, Vice President of Higher Education and International at the College Board and former Admission Dean at Stanford University.

Students who take AP courses move into upper-level courses sooner, pursue a double major, graduate early, and save on tuition and fees. In addition, students who earn qualifying scores on their AP Exams can earn academic scholarships and awards. Not only that, AP courses and exams also help students in  developing the critical thinking, reasoning, and communication skills that are essential for college success. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater overall academic success in college.

Many universities across the United States offer credit, advanced placement, or both in one or more subjects for qualifying AP Exam scores. In addition, nearly all leading universities in Canada and the U.K. recognize AP for admission, credit, or placement, as do many European universities.

Learn more about AP in India, including the exam schedule, exam fee, and how to register and prepare for AP, at

About The College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools. For further information, visit

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Hello,I am from India.I have completed my B-Tech and now I want to do further study in Canada like masters in structural engineering .Kindly send me all the details regarding scholarships for Indian students by the universities in Canada..Thank You.
16 September 2016

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