The Advanced Placement (AP) Program sponsored by the College Board gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while still in secondary school and to receive advanced placement, credit, or both in college. The advantages of the AP Program to the student include quality and accelerated learning with the potential for college credit. At Wayland, students are invited by instructors and departments to participate in AP classes. Once invited, those students electing to take an AP course do so with the knowledge that they must take the Advanced Placement Exam given in May to complete the course successfully. Since this is an external exam, there is an additional fee for the exam set by the AP Program.