AP Capstone Diploma

AP Capstone Diploma 是什麼?哪些大學接受這項文憑?

如果你的學校有提供 AP Capstone Diploma,那麼應該參加嗎?美國有哪些大學接受這項文憑呢?


什麼是 AP Capstone?

AP Capstone 是 College Board 提供的一項 AP 課程,底下包含了 AP Seminar 和 AP Research 這兩門課程。

這兩門課程並不是提供學生上特定主題,主要目的是培養學生研究、分析、寫作、協作和演講等技能。課程時間為兩年,第一年先上 AP Seminar,第二年再上 AP Research。


什麼是 AP Capstone Diploma?

如下圖所示,如果學生完成了 Seminar 和 Research 課程,就可以得到 AP Capstone Award;但是如果你想得到 AP Capstone Diploma,除了上面這兩堂課外,還需要選擇其它四門 AP 科目,並得到 3 以上的分數才行。

圖片來源:College Board

如果想知道 AP Capstone Award 是什麼、該如何得到這個獎項,可以參考下面這篇文章:


哪些大學接受 AP Capstone Diploma?

AP Capstone Diploma 從 2014 年推出至今,已經有不少美國和國際大學承認這項文憑。至於具體有哪些大學認可,我們也把它整理成下表的清單,學生可以參考看看:

學校名稱位置
Auburn UniversityAlabama
University of ArizonaArizona
University of ArkansasArkansas
California Institute of TechnologyCalifornia
California State University: ChicoCalifornia
Claremont McKenna CollegeCalifornia
Pitzer CollegeCalifornia
University of California at BerkeleyCalifornia
University of California at Santa BarbaraCalifornia
University of California, Los AngelesCalifornia
University of San DiegoCalifornia
University of Southern CaliforniaCalifornia
William Jessup UniversityCalifornia
Adams State UniversityColorado
Colorado CollegeColorado
Colorado Mesa UniversityColorado
Colorado Mountain CollegeColorado
Colorado State UniversityColorado
Johnson & Wales University: DenverColorado
Metropolitan State University of DenverColorado
Naropa UniversityColorado
University of Colorado DenverColorado
University of Colorado, BoulderColorado
University of Colorado: Colorado SpringsColorado
University of DenverColorado
University of Northern ColoradoColorado
Yale UniversityConnecticut
Georgetown UniversityDistrict of Columbia
Howard UniversityDistrict of Columbia
Flagler CollegeFlorida
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityFlorida
Florida Atlantic UniversityFlorida
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFlorida
Florida International UniversityFlorida
Florida Polytechnic UniversityFlorida
Florida State UniversityFlorida
Johnson & Wales University: North MiamiFlorida
Lynn UniversityFlorida
Rollins CollegeFlorida
Stetson UniversityFlorida
University of FloridaFlorida
University of MiamiFlorida
University of Central FloridaFlorida
University of North FloridaFlorida
University of South FloridaFlorida
Georgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgia
Georgia State UniversityGeorgia
Kennesaw State UniversityGeorgia
University of GeorgiaGeorgia
Illinois State UniversityIllinois
University of ChicagoIllinois
Ball State UniversityIndiana
DePauw UniversityIndiana
Hanover CollegeIndiana
Indiana University BloomingtonIndiana
Marian UniversityIndiana
University of IowaIowa
Kansas State UniversityKansas
Newman UniversityKansas
University of KansasKansas
Colby CollegeMaine
Husson UniversityMaine
Bowie State UniversityMaryland
Johns Hopkins UniversityMaryland
St. John’s CollegeMaryland
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyMaryland
Amherst CollegeMassachusetts
Boston CollegeMassachusetts
Boston UniversityMassachusetts
Bridgewater State UniversityMassachusetts
Harvard CollegeMassachusetts
Massachusetts College of Liberal ArtsMassachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusetts
Northeastern UniversityMassachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteMassachusetts
University of MichiganMichigan
St. Olaf CollegeMinnesota
University of Minnesota: Twin CitiesMinnesota
University of MissouriMissouri
Carroll CollegeMontana
Drew UniversityNew Jersey
Georgian Court UniversityNew Jersey
Princeton UniversityNew Jersey
Columbia UniversityNew York
Fordham UniversityNew York
Iona CollegeNew York
Marist CollegeNew York
New York UniversityNew York
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtNew York
University of RochesterNew York
Johnson & Wales University: CharlotteNorth Carolina
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityNorth Carolina
Queens University of CharlotteNorth Carolina
University of North Carolina AshevilleNorth Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNorth Carolina
University of North Carolina CharlotteNorth Carolina
University of North Carolina WilmingtonNorth Carolina
Baldwin Wallace UniversityOhio
Cleveland State UniversityOhio
College of WoosterOhio
Kent State UniversityOhio
Miami UniversityOhio
Miami University: OxfordOhio
Otterbein UniversityOhio
The Ohio State UniversityOhio
University of AkronOhio
University of DaytonOhio
University of OklahomaOklahoma
Arcadia UniversityPennsylvania
Bryn MawrPennsylvania
Bucknell UniversityPennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPennsylvania
Gettysburg CollegePennsylvania
Robert Morris UniversityPennsylvania
Susquehanna UniversityPennsylvania
Washington & Jefferson CollegePennsylvania
Brown UniversityRhode Island
Johnson & Wales University: ProvidenceRhode Island
Clemson UniversitySouth Carolina
College of CharlestonSouth Carolina
University of South CarolinaSouth Carolina
Tennessee State UniversityTennessee
Tennessee Tech UniversityTennessee
University of MemphisTennessee
Vanderbilt UniversityTennessee
Austin CollegeTexas
Baylor UniversityTexas
Rice UniversityTexas
Southern Methodist UniversityTexas
St. Edwards UniversityTexas
Stephen F. Austin State UniversityTexas
Texas A&M UniversityTexas
Texas Christian UniversityTexas
Texas State University San MarcosTexas
Texas Wesleyan UniversityTexas
University of HoustonTexas
University of North Texas at DallasTexas
University of Texas at ArlingtonTexas
University of Texas at AustinTexas
University of VermontVermont
College of William and MaryVirginia
Marymount UniversityVirginia
University of Mary WashingtonVirginia
University of RichmondVirginia
University of WashingtonWashington
Western Washington UniversityWashington
University of Wisconsin-MadisonWisconsin
University of Wisconsin-River FallsWisconsin
University of AlbertaCanada
SOAS, University of LondonUnited Kingdom

拿到 AP Capstone Diploma 對你會有幫助嗎?

得到AP Capstone Diploma 的好處有:

  • 讓學生在申請大學時脫穎而出。
  • 培養學生提早具備大學應有的學術技能,以及從中得到自信跟解決問題的能力。
  • 提前獲得大學學分,並且多數大學都有承認。

從上面這些好處來看,對學生有沒有幫助一問應該是無庸置疑的,而且這不只是外在(拿到證書、增加大學申請競爭力、獲得學分),對學生內在的培養也是有幫助的。


我們建議學生拿到 AP Capstone Diploma 嗎?

根據上一段的分析,看起來拿到 AP Capstone Diploma 對學生有不少幫助,不過它並不是必須,我們也不會特別建議學生一定要拿到這個文憑。

為什麼?

AP 確實可以代表學生具備大學應有的學術技能,所以如果學生在高中時期上過一些 AP 課程,且拿到 3 以上的分數,確實會增加大學為你加分的機會。

但是如果學生沒有上 AP Seminar 和 AP Research,或是學校沒有開這堂課,那就不能被加分嗎?當然不是,所以我們才會說「不是必須」。

AP Capstone Diploma 只是證明學生有具備大學該有的能力,可是不是唯一的方式。除了 AP 之外,IB、honors,或者去上一些大學開的線上課程,也都是證明自己學術能力的方式。

所以如果你的學校剛好有開設 AP Seminar 和 AP Research 這兩堂課,且你也有興趣的話,那可以去上課,並完成 Diploma 該有的條件;如果沒辦法上這些課程也沒關係,你還有上面這些方是可以證明自己的能力。

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