Shmoop Receives Approval from AP® Course Audit for Its Online Advanced Placement Courses

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Shmoop's Advanced Placement Online Courses have met the College Board standards for college-level curriculum, allowing students to officially add them to their transcript.

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We've demonstrated proven results with our online test prep in the past. Now, with our College Board-approved online courses, students will be better prepared than ever to tackle the AP exams and earn college credit.

As the need for schedule rigor adds to the already-panic-inducing pressure of the college admissions process, students are looking for opportunities to add AP-level courses to their transcripts. But not every school has the resources to teach that AP Human Geography or AP Computer Science A course, leaving some students in the College Board dust.

That's where Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com) comes in. Shmoop, a digital publisher known for its award-winning test prep and certified online courses, has received approval from the College Board for several of its online Advanced Placement courses, including AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Psychology, and yes, even AP Human Geography and AP Computer Science A. That means each course "meets or exceeds the curricular expectations colleges and universities have for [the] subject," according to the College Board.

Each of Shmoop's AP courses can be taken virtually or in a blended learning environment, for maximum flexibility. They include intros, readings, activities, assessments, and major prep for the AP exam, all presented with Shmoop's signature wit. To take advantage of the goods, schools simply add Shmoop's audited courses to their AP course ledger. Then, with basic teacher grading—which Shmoop facilitates via answer keys and teacher notes—students will have access to an otherwise unavailable course.

The goal? To make every AP course and exam accessible to every student, regardless of their school or district's resources. "We've demonstrated proven results with our online test prep in the past," says Ellen Siminoff, CEO of Shmoop. "Now, with our College Board-approved online courses, students will be better prepared than ever to tackle the AP exams and earn college credit, no matter where they are."

Shmoop hopes to get the College Board seal of approval on many more AP courses in the future, including Calculus, Statistics, Art History, and more. To take advantage of Shmoop's AP courses, schools and districts can contact sales@shmoop.com for bulk discounts. Individuals looking for AP test prep can subscribe to Shmoop for a low monthly rate.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 15 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

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