AP courses are college level courses that allow a student to receive high school credit with the possibility of college credit. Each course culminates with the advanced placement tests administered nationally each spring. Scores on these tests range from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest. Colleges vary in the placement and/or credit they award for performance on these tests. Usually colleges will grant placement in an upper division course or college credit for scores of 3, 4 or 5. However, in every instance the award of placement and/or credit is up to the individual college. Any students receiving a grade lower than a C at the end of the first semester may be moved to a regular section of the class at the start of the second semester. Students need to have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to enroll in these courses.