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Please submit the relevant form linked below to let us know that your institution will support a new AP world history course and exam that covers ancient history.

AP’s Commitment to Offering a New Course

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the AP World History: Modern course will span from c. 1200 to the present.

For schools and students interested in AP coursework that covers 10,000 years of world history, the AP Program is committed to offering an additional AP world history course—AP World History: Ancient. (Please note: This is a working course title; the official name will be decided in consultation with educators.)

Next Steps

To develop an AP World History: Ancient course, exam, and accompanying resources, the AP Program will first need to confirm that colleges are committed to awarding credit for an additional AP world history exam, and that high schools are interested in offering two full, separate AP world history courses. The standards we’ll use to gauge support are similar to those recently met by high schools and colleges interested in a new AP Computer Science Principles course and exam, which launched in 2016. Advocates for the development of new AP courses in other disciplines, such as engineering, are currently using similar standards as they survey interest among postsecondary and higher education communities.

To verify support for the new AP world history course, we’re asking interested high schools and colleges to submit the forms linked below. We’ll provide updates about the responses we’ve received. 

High School Interest Form

A minimum of 2,500 high schools (approximately 15% of all that offer Advanced Placement) must attest to their commitment to offering a new AP World History: Ancient course and exam, in addition to AP World History: Modern.

To do this, the high school administrator must:

College and University Credit Commitment Form

A minimum of 100 colleges and universities must confirm the specific course credit they would offer for AP World History: Ancient exam scores. At least 80 of these institutions must be among those that receive the majority of AP World History scores. These standards ensure that a significant number of students will benefit from the development of this course and receive credit for qualifying AP Exam scores.

The history department chair of the college or university must:

Colleges and Universities That Receive the Majority of AP World History Scores

These institutions each received 100 or more AP World History score sends in 2017.

Colleges and Universities

Appalachian State University

Arizona State University

Arkansas State University

Auburn University

Baylor University

Berkeley City College

Boston University

Brigham Young University

California Institute of Technology

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

California State University - Long Beach

California State University - Los Angeles

Clemson University

College of Central Florida

Colorado State University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Duke University

Emory University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida State University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University

Grand Valley State University

Harvard College

Houston Community College System

Howard University

Indiana University Bloomington

Johns Hopkins University

Kennesaw State University

Lake-Sumter State College

Louisiana State University/A&M College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Miami Dade College

Michigan State University

Mississippi State University

New York University

North Carolina State University

Northern Arizona University

Northwestern University

Ohio State University - Columbus

Oklahoma State University

Penn State University Park

Princeton University

Purdue University

Rice University

Sam Houston State University

San Diego State University

San Jacinto College: North Campus

Savannah College of Art and Design

South Texas College

Southern Methodist University

Spelman College

Stanford University

Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Texas Christian University

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

United States Air Force Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of Arkansas

University of California: Berkeley

University of California: Davis

University of California: Irvine

University of California: Los Angeles

University of California: Riverside

University of California: San Diego

University of California: Santa Barbara

University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Florida

University of Chicago

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Houston

University of Houston-Downtown

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville

University of Maryland - College Park

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota: Twin Cities

University of Mississippi

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

University of Nevada: Las Vegas

University of New Mexico

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Florida

University of North Texas

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Oregon

University of Oxford

University of San Diego

University of South Carolina - Columbia

University of South Florida

University of Southern California

University of Tennessee: Knoxville

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at El Paso

University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

University of Utah

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Valencia College

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Tech

Washington State University

Weber State University

Western Kentucky University

Yale University