Congratulations to both students for their outstanding academic achievements.



Advanced Placement® (AP®)

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a challenging academic program designed to provide motivated high school students with college-level academic courses. 

Established in 1955 by the College Board, the AP Program is considered a standard for academic excellence in the United States. AP courses with qualifying exam grades are accepted for credit, advanced placement or both, by most American colleges and universities.  

In addition, AP courses and exam grades are used in the admissions process in more than 400 universities outside of the United States. Students enrolled in an AP course at QSI Chengdu are required to take the AP exam in May. QSI Chengdu administers all AP Exams on campus each year. 
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AP International Diploma (APID)

The school offers a number of College Board advanced placement classes. We encourage students at QSI to challenge themselves by taking AP courses, as they progress through the secondary program. College Board offers an AP International Diploma that is globally recognized. It requires students to display mastery on AP Exams across several disciplines, and represents an exceptional level of achievement.

"The APID is available to all students throughout the globe. As the APID requires a score of 3 or higher on five AP Exams, it allows students to demonstrate that they have exceeded most university entry requirements, and some of the most competitive scholarship awards consider students' AP Exam scores. Many universities also use AP Exam scores to place students into honours classes." (College Board)

APID Criteria

Students must earn a score of 3 or higher on five or more total AP Exams, based on the exam criteria requirements listed within each of the content areas below.

Exams taken multiple times will only count one; the highest schore will be used for award calculation.


AP Exam Criteria

Eligible AP Courses 

Two AP Exams from one world language

culture course and one English course.


World Language and Culture Courses

Chinese Language and Culture

English Courses

English Language and Composition

English Literature and Composition


One AP Exam offering a global perspective.


World History



One AP Exam from either the sciences or math.


Calculus AB

Calculus BC





One additional AP Exam.





US History

World History