The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized credential for students who embrace an international outlook. The APID also challenges a student to display exceptional achievement across several disciplines. Universities worldwide utilize the APID in admissions.
The APID is available to students attending secondary schools outside the United States and to US resident students applying to universities outside the country. The APID is not a substitute for a high school diploma, but provides additional recognition of outstanding academic excellence.
In addition, for students attending schools within the United States to be eligible for the APID scholar award, they must send their official AP score report to a university outside the United States. For a list of universities outside the US that recognize AP, visit this College Board website.
In order to earn the APID, students must earn scores of 3 or higher on five or more total AP Exams, based on the exam criteria requirements listed within each of the following content areas:
a) Two AP Exams from two different languages, either one selected from English and one from another world language OR two different world languages other than English: AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP French Language and Culture, AP German Language and Culture, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Italian Language and Culture, and AP Japanese Language and Culture.
b) One AP Exam offering a global perspective: AP Art History, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics and AP World History.
c) One AP Exam from the sciences or mathematics and computer science content areas: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics 1: Algebra-based, AP Physics 2: Algebra-based and AP Statistics.
d) One additional exam from among any content areas except English and world languages, excluding Latin. These include the content areas already described as well as AP Capstone, history and social science, and arts: AP Seminar, AP Research, AP Art History, AP European History, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Psychology, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: 3-D Design, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History and AP World History.
For more information, please visit the College Board website.