There are lots of benefits to taking an AP exam. First, the benefits begin with just taking an AP course at all. Research shows that students who take AP courses, even if they score a 1 or 2 on the exam, are still more likely to enroll in college and succeed in their introductory college courses than students who did not take AP. Plus, if you make a 3, 4, or 5 on the exam, you could earn college credit which will mean less time in college and less money spent on tuition and other costs. You could earn scholarships too. AP courses are challenging and will require you to put in a lot of work, but it will be worth it!