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Registrations for the 2017 AP Exams are now closed.

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2017 AP Exam Registration

Registration for the 2017 AP Exams is now closed. You will find this year’s testing schedule and dates below.  

AP Scores for this year will be released to students beginning Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm IST. View the AP Exam Scores section below for more information.

Planning ahead for next year?  We will provide the 2018 AP Exam Schedule after this year’s testing is complete.

What Is AP?

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) offers university-level courses and exams that you can take while you’re still in secondary school.

If your school currently does not offer AP courses, you can still benefit from taking AP Exams. Prepare on your own, and take the exams at a local test center.

Why Take AP Exams?

  • To stand out to universities. AP Exams are your opportunity to show that you’ve mastered university-level knowledge and skills, and to showcase your strengths in the subjects you’re passionate about. Universities around the world recognize AP Exam scores as a standardized measure of academic achievement.
  • To save money. Many universities give credit or advanced placement for qualifying AP Exam scores (generally a score of 3 or higher on a scale of 5). For example, if you get a score of 4 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam, then you may be eligible to skip your university’s English Language 101 course. The more classes you can skip with qualifying AP Exam scores, the more money you could save on tuition.
  • To save time. If you can skip an introductory course by earning a qualifying AP Exam scores, then you can take another class instead that will count toward your degree. Use the time you save to take on a double major, an internship, or an on-campus job—or even graduate early.
  • See AP credit policies for universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, S. Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and other countries.

How to Prepare for AP Exams

AP Exams consist of multiple-choice questions and essay questions. Most exams are two to three hours long.

AP courses prepare students for AP Exams as well as giving them skills and knowledge critical to success at university. However, you can take most AP Exams without taking the AP course as a prerequisite. Thousands of students like you prepare for AP Exams on their own every year. Use these resources to study, practice, and make sure you’re ready for exam day:

  • Visit Preparing for the Exams to get official exam questions, study tips, and other free resources.
  • Review the AP Course Description for the subject(s) you want to test in. Each description explains which topics are covered in the AP course—and what may be on the exam.
  • Visit the AP Course Ledger and enter “Online” into the Quick Search box. You’ll find authorized online AP courses you may be able to take at home.
  • Explore the books and study resources available for purchase on the College Board store.

AP Exam Scores

AP Scores for this year will be released to students beginning Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm IST.  Learn more about accessing scores.

If you indicated a university on your AP Exam answer sheet, we will send a free score report to that university. You may send your score report to additional universities by ordering online. You may also withhold or cancel scores. Learn about score reporting services.

AP Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. A score of 3 or higher qualifies you for university credit or advanced placement in many universities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as other countries.


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