5 Tips for AP Course Success
Welcome to AP! Whether you’re a veteran AP student, or taking a course for the very first time, know that the work you do in an AP course will help you prepare for college and beyond. Each AP course you take will provide you with the opportunity to:
- Tackle college-level work
- Develop critical and useful skills that will help you in future AP classes and in college
- Stand out to colleges and scholarship organizations
Below are five tips and other free resources to keep in mind as you gear up for your next AP course.
1. Use AP Classroom
Use your College Board account login details to sign in to My AP and join your AP class section by entering the join code provided by your teacher. Then access AP resources, where you can visit AP Classroom and see each course you’re in. Check out daily learning videos, practice materials, and your personal progress dashboard. Discuss with your AP teacher how AP Classroom will be used with your coursework. After each class lesson, you can check your skills and get immediate feedback on where to focus your time and attention.
2. Watch AP Daily Videos and AP Daily: Live Review
You can watch AP Daily Videos that align to every topic in every unit. These short videos will help build your knowledge and skills across units. They can be viewed on any device with internet access. Also watch recordings of AP Daily: Live Review from previous years on-demand in AP Classroom, if you’re unable to watch live. Join experienced AP teachers as they help you review and practice for the upcoming AP Exams.
Log in to My AP to start watching.
3. Search College Credit Policies
Taking an AP course and exam gives you the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. As you start to plan for college, you should become familiar with the credit policies at colleges and universities you’re interested in attending. The AP Credit Policy search tool will show you exam scores each university accepts per course for advanced placement, credit, or both. Or learn more about whether your state offers specific policies for credit.
4. Connect with Colleges
Taking AP courses and exams helps you stand out to colleges and scholarship programs – hear from them directly by joining Student Search Service. With a few clicks, you can learn about scholarship programs and colleges across the country without ever leaving home. Students who are contacted by colleges through Student Search Service receive, on average, 29% more offers of college admission.
5. Stay Motivated
Take advantage of our Healthy Habits for Building Confidence where we give you strategies for success, whether in the classroom or beyond. Taking care of yourself is the best way to stay motivated!
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