AP Capstone is only for juniors and seniors. If your application is submitted by the application deadline and approved for enrollment, juniors will take AP Seminar and seniors will take AP Research. The AP Capstone program is a two-year commitment.


    AP Capstone™ is a diploma program from the College Board. It’s based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.

    Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world.

    Requirements to Earn Capstone Diploma:

    • Students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research
    • and score a 3 or higher on four additional AP Exams of their choosing, in order to receive the AP Capstone Diploma™.
    • Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.

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    For additional information regarding the AP Capstone Diploma and the AP Capstone application process, please contact Dr. Michelle Norton.

    email: MNorton@forsyth.k12.ga.us 

     Phone: (678)-965-5050 ext 412817

Last Modified on April 8, 2024