The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized award for students interested in pursuing university study outside of their native country. It requires students to display mastery on AP Exams across several disciplines, and represents an exceptional level of achievement.

The Advanced Placement® International Diploma is a credential that allows students to demonstrate outstanding academic achievement on AP® Exams across several disciplines. The APID also promotes an international outlook. It indicates to colleges and universities that the student has challenged him- or herself in multiple subject areas and has succeeded in a global perspectives course.

The APID is an optional certificate that is available to students attending secondary schools outside the United States and to students attending U.S. high schools who are applying to universities outside the country. The APID is not a substitute for a high school diploma but rather provides additional certification of academic excellence.

To earn an APID, a student attending a school within the United States must send at least one AP Grade Report to a university outside the United States,

APID Criteria

  • Students must earn scores of 3 or higher on five or more total AP Exams
  • Exams taken multiple times will only count once; the highest score will be used for award calculation.
  • Each AP Exam may count towards only one content area below.

Ferndale and the APID

Ferndale Public Schools currently offers 17 courses between FHS/UHS and CASA that will prepare students for AP exams. Course offerings may expand in the next couple years as we gauge interest.

Offered at FHS: 

  • Calculus BC
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition (FHS & UHS)
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Microeconomics
  • AP World History (for 9th graders)

Offered at CASA: 

  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • World History

A Sampling of International Universities that Recognize AP

  • Australia - University of Sydney
  • Austria - University of Vienna
  • Belgium - Vesalius College-VUB
  • Bolivia - Universidad Privada Boliviana
  • Canada - University of British Columbia
  • Chile - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
  • China - Peking University
  • Colombia - Universidad de los Andes
  • Denmark - University of Copenhagen
  • Ecuador - Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • Egypt - American University in Cairo
  • England - Oxford University
  • France - University of Montpellier
  • Germany - University of Heidelberg
  • Ireland - University of Dublin-Trinity College
  • Israel - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • South Korea - Yonsei University
  • Lebanon - American University of Beirut
  • Mexico - Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Netherlands - Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Pakistan - Inter Board Committee of Chairmen, Islamabad
  • Panama - Universidad Latina de Panamá
  • Poland - Catholic University of Lublin
  • Scotland - University of St. Andrews
  • South Africa - University of Cape Town
  • Switzerland - University of Zurich
  • Taiwan - National Chung Hsing University
  • Thailand - Mahidol University International College
  • Uruguay - Universidad Católica del Uruguay

Worldwide Recognition of the AP Program

Universities in more than 55 countries outside the United States recognize the AP Program in the admissions process: 

  • All universities in Canada offer credit for AP courses and examinations.
  • Every university in Germany and Austria recognizes the AP Program.
  • AP has been mapped against the British A-Level Exams, providing universities a familiar benchmark to evaluate AP Grade Reports.
  • AP Program recognition has spread throughout Latin America. Prominent universities in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay have recently developed strong AP policies.
  • The Dominican Republic's National Council on Higher Education has a systemwide policy for the acceptance of the AP Program.
  • Several universities in China and Taiwan encourage AP Grade Report submissions. Initiatives are under way in other Asian countries, including India, Japan and South Korea.