Advanced Placement (AP) is one high school route for university preparation, providing enriched and challenging academic courses that parallel and expand on the material covered in Alberta Education curriculums. These courses are designed to help you develop good academic habits: analytical reasoning skills and disciplined study. AP provides the flexibility to take one or more courses depending on your interests. Successful completion of grade 12 AP examinations can lead to obtaining credit for some first year university courses. In addition to the AP exams you are still required to write the Alberta Diploma Examinations.