AP® CALCULUS AB
GET AHEAD OF THE AP GAME
Don’t cram for the AP Calculus exam. Cover all of the tested content, from limits to differential equations.
Attend eight classes throughout the year, so you're never studying at the last minute.
Success on AP exams can save you thousands on your college tuition. It’s too important to leave your studying until the last minute. Our course covers a month’s worth of review per lesson. This way, you’ll stay on top of the toughest calculus topics including related rates and integration.
Our AP Calculus course is built using Barron’s tried-and-true content. Between your live sessions, continue reviewing key content and quizzing yourself with the included Barron’s book.
- 8, 2-hour live sessions with an expert AP teacher
- A companion book from Barron's
- Teacher-written summary notes from each class
- Online access to the slide decks and questions from each lesson
- Recordings of all class sessions
Frequently asked questions
Are this year’s AP exams different because of the current COVID-19 pandemic?
Currently, CollegeBoard is planning a traditional, in-person AP exam administration for May 2021. If circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic do not allow for in-person testing, an alternate solution will be found (likely involving online testing).
What’s covered in each AP Calculus AB Review Course session?
Each class session focuses primarily on reviewing about a month’s equivalent of AP material. Throughout the class, you’ll also answer AP exam questions and learn test strategies. After each class, you’ll receive a page of summary notes reviewing the most commonly tested topics you went over that session.
The topics covered in each class are:
Session 1 (Oct 17, 12PM EST) - Limits & Continuity
Session 2 (Nov 22, 3PM ET) - Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties
Session 3 (Dec 19, 12PM ET) - Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions
Session 4 (Jan 24, 3PM ET) - Contextual Applications of Differentiation
Session 5 (Feb 20, 12PM ET) - Analytical Applications of Differentiation
Session 6 (Mar 7, 3PM ET) - Integration and Accumulation of Change
Session 7 (Apr 10, 12PM ET) - Differential Equations
Session 8 (Apr 25, 3PM ET) - Applications of Integration & Overall Review
What if I miss a session?
No problem! If you miss a class, you can watch a recording later - any time that works for you.
Is AP Calculus hard?
AP Calculus AB and BC are considered challenging, so it is best if you have a solid math background before taking these courses and exams.
What is the difference between AB and BC Calculus? Which is harder?
All of the concepts covered on the AP Calculus AB exam are on the AP Calculus BC exam, too. In addition, the AP Calculus BC exam covers series.
How long is the AP Calculus AB exam?
The AP Calculus AB exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. Section I counts for 50% of the total score and lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes:
- Section I, Part A: 30 multiple-choice questions, 60 minutes, calculator not permitted
- Section I, Part B: 15 multiple-choice questions, 45 minutes, graphing calculator required
Section II counts for 50% of the total score and is for 1 hour and 30 minutes long:
- Section II, Part A: 2 free-response questions, 30 minutes, graphing calculator required
- Section II, Part B: 4 free-response questions, 60 minutes, calculator not permitted
The AP Calculus BC exam is also 3 hours and 15 minutes long, and follows the same above structure.
What is AP Calculus?
AP Calculus AB is organized around limits, derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. AP Calculus BC includes series as well as limits, derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
What happened last year to the APs?
In May 2020, since most schools were closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic AP exams were administered online. The exams were 45 minutes long and had only free-response questions. CollegeBoard is not currently planning to repeat this in May 2021. They anticipate a traditional, in-person exam administration this spring.
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