Caixin
May 09, 2022 08:05 PM
CHINA

Advanced Placement Exams Canceled in Eight Cities, Leaving Chinese Students in the Lurch

Although high scores on the AP exams are not a must for students to apply to North American colleges, the exams are seen as a way to help elite students stand out and increase their chance of being admitted to top universities such as Harvard. Photo: VCG
Although high scores on the AP exams are not a must for students to apply to North American colleges, the exams are seen as a way to help elite students stand out and increase their chance of being admitted to top universities such as Harvard. Photo: VCG

Many Chinese high school students are at risk of losing out on overseas college places, after the internationally recognized Advanced Placement (AP) exams were cancelled in eight Chinese cities.

The annual exams are collateral damage of strict Covid-19 restrictions imposed during China’s worst wave of Covid-19 since the early days of the pandemic. Thousands of students now face difficulties rearranging their lives to take the exams, which raise their chances of securing a place to study in North America.

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