Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile

Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile - New York

This information was collected from statutes, state board regulations and state education agency Web sites and was fully updated in 2016. Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth at 303.299.3689 or with questions regarding state policies on this issue.

Advanced Placement 2016
All high schools/districts required to offer AP No
State financial support for AP course offerings/AP success No
AP participation/success included in high school accountability metrics/reporting No
State programs and funding for teacher training No
State subsidies for testing fees Yes. A combination of federal and other subsidies result in AP exams at $14 for low-income students.
State scholarship criteria include AP scores Yes. To be eligible for a New York state achievement and investment in merit scholarship (NY-AIMS), a student must have graduated from a New York state high school, enrolled in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York state postsecondary institution beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year or thereafter, and achieved at least two of the following during high school:
  • Graduated with a ≥ 3.3 grade point average
  • Graduated with a “with honors” distinction on a New York state regents diploma or received a score of ≥ 3 on 2 or more AP exams
  • Graduated within the top 15% of their high school class, provided that actual class rank may be taken into consideration.
Collaboration on AP between K-12 and higher education systems No
State support for encouraging access to AP No
State postsecondary institutions must award credit for minimum scores No
Student must take AP exam to receive course credit No
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