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The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. Available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country, the APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. (It is not a substitute for a high school diploma.)

APID Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must score a 3 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams.
  • Exams taken multiple times only count once—the highest score will be used for award calculation.
  • Students attending a school within the U.S. must indicate on their AP Exam answer sheet that their scores will be sent to a university outside the U.S.
  • Exams must fulfill the following content areas:
Content Area 1 Eligible AP Courses

Two AP Exams from two (2) world languages and culture courses. The language must be different in each course.*

Spanish Literature and Culture and Spanish Language and Culture cannot be paired together.

– OR –

Two AP Exams from one (1) world language and culture course and one (1) English course.

Examples of accepted APID world language requirements:

  • French Language and Culture + German Language and Culture
  • Chinese Language and Culture + English Language and Composition
  • Chinese Language and Culture + English Literature and Composition

NOT accepted:

English Language and Composition + English Literature and Composition cannot be paired together.

World Languages & Cultures


Content Area 2 Eligible AP Courses

One AP Exam offering a global perspective

Content Area 3 Eligible AP Course

One AP Exam from either the sciences or math and computer science

Math & Computer Science


Content Area 4 Eligible AP Courses

One additional AP Exam (cannot be English or a world language)

AP Capstone


History & Social Science

Math & Computer Science
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World Languages & Culture

* A student may submit a letter from an administrator at his or her school verifying the student’s mastery of a language that there is currently no AP Exam available for. This verification, printed on school letterhead, will satisfy the requirement for ONE AP Exam in the language category. However, a student who chooses this option must submit an additional AP Exam from another content area. All students, however they satisfy the two-exam English and/or world language requirement, must submit a total of five AP Exam scores of 3 or higher to qualify for the APID.