Get Ahead with AP

Take steps toward success in college and beyond.

The Benefits of AP

High school students across the country and around the world take AP courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, and earn college credit and placement. AP can give you:

A Head Start in High School

Get a taste of college-level work while developing the academic skills you’ll need for college success. You might even discover your career path.

An Edge in College

Your AP Exam scores can earn you college credit before you set foot on campus—and let you skip introductory college courses.

Upcoming Dates

  • 2019

    Jun 15

    Deadline to Make Score-Sending Changes

    If you want to change the score report recipient you indicated on your answer sheet, withhold scores, or cancel scores for 2019 AP Exams, we must receive your request by this date.

  • 2019

    Jun 30

    Deadline to Apply for AP + Project Lead The Way Student Achievement

    You can earn the AP + PLTW Student Achievement by completing courses in one of three AP + PLTW “pathways”—engineering, biomedical science, or computer science.

  • 2019

    Jul 5

    Access to AP Scores Begins

    2019 AP Exam scores start to be released online to students and high schools.

Course & Exams

See 2019 Free-Response Questions

Did you take an AP Exam in May 2019? Download the released 2019 free-response questions from your course page.

Scores

Prepare for Score Release

Visit Get Scores to understand what you’ll need to do to view and send your 2019 AP Exam scores.

Credit & Placement

Search AP Credit Policies

Find colleges that grant credit, advanced placement, or both for AP Exam scores.

Explore AP Courses

There are 38 AP courses in seven categories. Learn more about each course and see which ones are right for you.

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