The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and Michigan Legislature continue to support opportunities for low-income students to take advance placement assessments. This support will continue for College Board; Advance Placement (AP) exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
For 2019-2020, the Legislature and MDE are providing over $1 million in funding for this important student assistance. This will help low-income students and their families, and encourage more students to take AP and IB courses. MDE will assist qualified students with fees related to taking AP, CLEP, and IB exams. This will save them college tuition; and lead to higher achievement and our goal to make Michigan a Top 10 education state. For further information, please see the memo dated October 17, 2019, "Information about the Low Income Reimbursement Program for 2019-20 School Year," which will be in effect for the 2019-2020 school year.
Please direct any questions to Jeff McNeal at 517-241-6958 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AP College Policy Search
Information on college AP policies for credit.
Information on college CLEP policies for credit.
- Information about the Low Income Reimbursement Program for 2019-2020 School Year
- District IB Reimbursement form
Reimbursement form for qualified students taking the IB exam.
- Advanced Placement State Results - College Board
- Advanced Placement Resources for Educators To provide financial and technical assistance to schools and teachers interested in expanding access to AP.
- Advanced Placement Course Directory
Michigan also allows the use of grant funds to pay for books and materials for eligible low-income students taking on-line AP courses through Michigan colleges and universities. These courses are currently available at the following locations:
- Michigan Virtual AP Academy, (517) 324-5360