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AP teacher-led interactive lessons, breaking down each exam with content review and strategies to help you get to the right answer. Even during these uncertain times, we hope you’ll lean on us to guide you and keep you on track.

LATEST AP EXAM UPDATES

1) ARE AP EXAMS CANCELLED?

No! For the 2020 administration, each AP course will have a 45-minute free-response exam focusing on the content most schools were able to cover by early March. You’ll take the test from home, on whatever device you have access to. Colleges have agreed to accept this year’s AP scores as they would any scores on full-length AP exams. You can see all CollegeBoard AP updates here.

2) What’s tested on this year’s AP exams?

AP exams this year will have only free-response question types (no multiple choice). Most exams have either 1 or 2 free-response questions. You can find the exact question types on each AP exam here.

3) ARE AP EXAMS OPEN BOOK?

Yes. In order to ensure a level playing field, AP exams this year will be completely open book and open note. This means that rather than testing information recall, they’ll be testing your analysis, critical thinking, and ability to make connections between different topics. 

4) What about portfolio-based AP courses?

The deadline for portfolio submissions has been extended to May 26. This includes AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, Research, and Seminar courses.

5) HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY AP EXAM AT HOME?

Many schools across the country have canceled classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This includes AP classes. Depending on your school, there may be classes online or other arrangements for you to continue to prepare at home. To support these efforts, Kaplan has free AP prep sessions on YouTube (details below). In addition, Kaplan is offering AP review sessions for many AP exams – 12 classes that go over free-response question strategy and topic review. You can learn more about those here.

FAQ

LATEST AP EXAM UPDATES

Are AP Exams Canceled?

No! For the 2019-20 administration, each AP course will have a 45-minute free-response exam focusing on the content most schools were able to cover by early March. You’ll take the test from home, on whatever device you have access to. Colleges have agreed to accept this year’s AP scores as they would any scores on full-length AP exams. You can see all CollegeBoard AP updates here.

What about portfolio-based AP courses?

The deadline for portfolio submissions has been extended to May 26, 2020. This includes AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, Research, and Seminar courses. Find more information about your specific portfolio requirements here. 

What should I do if I don’t have AP classes anymore?

Many schools across the country have canceled classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This includes AP classes. Depending on your school, there may be classes online or other arrangements for you to continue to prepare at home. To support these efforts, Kaplan is offering free AP prep sessions on YouTube live (details below). CollegeBoard also has free AP resources available for each exam. 

How can I prepare for my AP exam at home?

This is an alarming time with many unknowns, and we want you to be able to continue to prepare for your AP exam. Kaplan is offering completely free AP prep sessions on YouTube live for AP US History, AP World History, and AP Biology. These sessions will focus on question review and include time to ask a teacher questions. CollegeBoard also has free AP resources available for each exam.

FEATURED ARTICLES & STUDY PLANS

AP World History: Modern

  • What’s tested?

    Build a solid foundation of knowledge about world history in the years 1200 to the present.

  • Study Plans

    There’s a lot of material to review, so it’s essential to have a solid game plan that optimizes your available study time.

  • question strategies

    With the right mindset, you can earn the 4 or 5 that you need to qualify for college credit or advanced placement.

AP US History

  • What’s tested?

    The exam will test your knowledge of U.S. history from pre-Columbian societies to the present.

  • Study Plans

    Use this guide to assist you in studying throughout the year or closer to your exam.

  • exam scoring

    The exam, divided into two sections featuring four question types, is three hours and fifteen minutes long.

AP Biology

  • question strategies

    We review some general strategies that help students increase their scores on a standardized exam.

  • Study Plans

    If you have several months to prepare, be sure to use that time to your advantage.

AP PREP ON YOUTUBE LIVE

Watch live replays of interactive lessons with Kaplan’s expert AP teachers, featuring 7-lesson playlists on AP U.S. History, World History: Modern, and Biology.

LAURA AITCHESON: WORLD HISTORY

DAVID STAPLES: U.S. HISTORY

AE-RI KIM: BIOLOGY

FREE PRACTICE QUESTIONS