Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

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TEST PREP HELP FOR THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Exams

The college admissions process has become increasingly competitive and students are looking for ways to distinguish themselves from the millions of other students applying to college each year. One way that your child can stand out is to take one or more Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. AP exams offer several benefits to students preparing for college. When you can tell admissions officers that you are taking an AP course, they know you are taking the most rigorous classes your school has to offer. Students can select from 37 college-level courses, ranging from subjects such as science and math to composition and literature, each of which culminates in taking the AP Exam.

Taking an AP course and earning a qualifying score on the AP Exam expands your options: you can eliminate a required college course or begin taking upper-level college classes. You can also save on college expenses, since most colleges offer college credit for qualifying AP Exam scores.

Getting Started with TEST PREP HELP FOR Advanced Placement EXAMS

If your teen is taking an AP course or preparing to take an AP Exam, our individualized tutoring and test prep programs are the perfect way to do well in the course and get ready for the test. We begin by giving your student a full-length practice AP Exam that will pinpoint your teen’s strengths and weaknesses and identify where we should concentrate when tailoring his or her tutoring and test prep plan. Based on the results of the practice exam, we will tailor a personalized learning plan targeted to meet your teen’s unique needs and develop the skills and strategies necessary to pass the AP Exam. Our program will give your child the tools for the test and for college in the future.

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Common questions About AP Exams

There are 37 AP Exams that cover the 5 general academic areas of math, science, history, English, and languages.

 Arts

  • AP Art History
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing

English

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition

History & Social Science

  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP European History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History

Math & Computer Science

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Statistics

Sciences

  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  • AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

World Languages & Cultures

  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP German Language and Culture
  • AP Italian Language and Culture
  • AP Japanese Language and Culture
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Most AP Exams are two to three hours long. Each test covers the content of that subject area. For example, the AP Exam in World History covers the content from the AP course in World History. With the exception of Studio Art, all of the AP Exams combine multiple-choice questions with an open-response section. The open-response may be in essay format, problem-solving format, or spoken response. For AP Studio Art, a student must submit a portfolio for review and scoring. For more details on each exam, visit www.collegeboard.org.

AP Exams are administered each May. Usually, a student's high school will handle AP Exam registration. AP Exam dates, locations, and registration information can also be found by visiting www.collegeboard.org.

AP Exams are graded by the College Board on a scale of 1 to 5, with the following criteria for performing in that subject at the college level:

  • No recommendation
  • Possibly qualified
  • Qualified
  • Well qualified
  • Extremely well qualified

Most colleges require a score of at least a 3 to grant college credit. Some will accept a score of 2, while many of the more competitive colleges and universities require a 4 or 5 before granting credit.

AP scores are mailed to the student, his or her high school, and any selected colleges in July of the year the exam was taken. For an extra fee, scores will also be delivered by phone. AP transcripts contain scores from all the AP Exams the student has ever taken, but a student may cancel one or more scores from being sent to colleges. It is necessary to contact the College Board by July 15th in order to suppress any scores.

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