AP® U.S. HISTORY
GET AHEAD OF THE AP GAME
Don’t cram for the AP U.S. History exam. Cover all of the tested content, from Native American societies to 21st century challenges.
Our class schedule covers about a month’s worth of class content per lesson. Missed the first session? Not a problem. All class recordings and summary notes are available after each session, so even if you miss a class you'll have everything you need for exam day.
Success on the AP exams can save you thousands on your college tuition. Our course covers AP exam strategies and the most important topics for each exam. This way, you’ll lock down college savings and stay on top of the toughest U.S. History topics including Gilded Age politics and the Cold War.
Our AP U.S. History course is designed using Barron’s tried-and-true content. Between your live sessions, continue outlining key content and quizzing yourself with the included Barron’s book.
- 8, 2-hour lessons with an expert AP teacher
- A Premium 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
What’s covered in each AP U.S. History 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 important topics from that session.
The time periods covered in each class are:
Session 1 - 1491-1754
Session 2 - 1754-1800
Session 3 - 1800-1848
Session 4 - 1844-1877
Session 5 - 1865-1898
Session 6 - 1890-1945
Session 7 - 1945-1980
Session 8 - 1980-Present and 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.
How long is the AP U.S. History exam?
The AP United States History exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. Section I lasts for 1 hour and 35 minutes, and Section II is 100 minutes long.
Is AP U.S. History hard?
AP U.S. History is considered to be one of the more difficult AP exams because of the amount of content that is covered within both the course and the exam.
What is on the AP U.S. History test?
The AP U.S. History exam includes 9 specific time periods (some of which overlap), and each make up a specific percentage of your score:
- Period 1: 1491-1607, 5% of score
- Periods 2-5: 1607-1877, 45% of score
- Periods 6-8: 1865-1980, 45% of score
- Period 9: 1980-the present, 5% of score
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