IB (International Baccalaureate)
IB tests, written and graded internationally, are given in May in each subject area in which a student which to receive IB credit. The test results for seniors have no bearing on college admission because scores are not reported to students or colleges until July after graduation. However transcripts will indicate that a student is taking IB courses and has plans to be tested — always an advantage when applying to selective colleges. Some colleges grant IB courses and exams as college credit, others do not. Regardless, taking rigorous IB courses prepare students for the rigors of college level work.
AP (Advanced Placement)
While Cleveland does not offer AP classes, it does offer a handful of AP exams. AP exams are given in specific subject areas and are used in determining whether a student may gain advanced credit or placement in college. The test results for seniors have no bearing on college admission because scores are not reported to students or colleges until July after graduation. As with IB exams, colleges vary in their policies regarding granting college credit for AP exams. Some colleges might not grant credit but might allow a student an exemption from certain introductory courses. AP Exams take place in May. Students should contact the Student Services Center for more information.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
The TOEFL is designed for students for whom English is not a native language and whose scores on the SAT would obviously reflect this fact.