University of Southern Indiana

CAP vs. AP - What's the Difference?

 Students and parents may be confused about how CAP differs from Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The FAQs below may answer some questions you might have.

Questions You May Have…

Advanced Placement

CAP

Is the potential to earn college credit based on a single test score?

Yes

No

Is a university letter grade awarded and recorded for credit at the   university?

No

Yes

Is the program managed by a post-secondary institution with national   academic accreditation?

No

Yes

Is the instructor required to maintain collegial interaction with a   post-secondary institution faculty liaison regarding course content?

No

Yes

Is the instructor required to at least have a master’s degree?

No

Yes

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