By Justin Robertson
Advanced Placement (AP) courses have been a pivotal part in Howard County, and especially Glenelg, students' future success. With every AP course that is taken by students, an AP test can be taken in early May to receive college credit if the score is taken by colleges and if the score is high enough. Usually, a college requires at least a score of three or four out of five on the test in order to receive college credit, which can be a daunting goal for some students. In order to have a better pass rate for students, College Board has introduced a new, controversial policy that moves the AP test registration deadline up to November fifteenth, three months earlier than the March deadline students had to meet in previous years. Although College Board has explained their reasoning for the new deadline, some of the public has become puzzled with the change.