My school doesn’t offer the AP course I want to take. How can I prepare for the exam?

Check out AP Daily Videos. These are short, searchable videos, created by master AP teachers and cover the content and skills you’re studying in class or independently. Watch them in AP Classroom anytime, from any device with internet access.

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Consider an online AP course. You may be able to prepare for an AP Exam by taking an online AP course from an authorized AP provider. These classes are similar to the year-long AP courses offered at some schools, but they’re offered online by third-party providers. To find AP online providers, go to the AP Course Ledger and put “online” in the field for “high school name.”

Prepare via self-study.

  1. Get familiar with the course material and exam format by reviewing the detailed information on the AP Courses and Exams page. The “Course and Exam Description” for each subject is the core document and will list the content areas you need to know to prepare.
  2. Review the exam practice tips and calculator policy, if applicable.
  3. For the science exams, you’ll need access to a lab to prepare for the exam questions, which are based on experiences and skills that students acquire in the lab.
  4. For additional resources, check the College Board Store. You can also contact the United States–India Educational Foundation for guidance.

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