Advanced Placement

AP Action Plan for the School Year

You’ve started a new school year, and we’re here to help you stay on track with your AP classes, whether you’re learning at home, in school, or a combination of both. Follow this action plan for AP success.

Fall

  • Use the unique join code your AP teacher gives you to join your class section online
  • Log in to your MyAP account to access AP Classroom and start using topic questions, personal progress checks, and the progress dashboard to continue building your knowledge and skills
    • Ask your AP teacher how you’ll be using AP Classroom during the school year
  • Follow along with your AP teacher’s lessons and coursework—it’s the best way to stay connected to your course
    • Don’t be afraid to ask questions along the way to keep learning and dive deeper into course content
  • Register for AP Exams for the courses you’re enrolled in this school year
    • Ask your AP teacher or coordinator about your school’s registration deadline and if you’re eligible for a fee reduction
    • A score of 3 or higher can get you college credit at more colleges than ever before
  • If you’re starting to think about college, check out the credit policies at the schools you’re interested in—over 99% of colleges have an AP credit policy in place

Winter

  • Keep going with your AP course—you’ve got this!
  • Refresh your knowledge and skills by watching AP Daily videos
  • Explore additional AP courses you might want to take next school year
    • Check with your school counselor to find out which of the 38 AP courses you can take
    • Talk to your school counselor about when you need to decide if you’re going to take an AP course next school year
  • If you’re working on college applications, select the school you want to send your AP score report to
    • This is the only way to get the college credit you’ve earned

Spring

  • AP Exams are administered every May—find yours on the schedule
    • Taking your exam shows admissions officers you’re committed to tackling college-level work and motivated to succeed
  • Practice and prepare for your exams:
    • Review course content and skills
    • Watch AP Daily videos
    • Practice answering AP Exam questions
    • Form in-person or virtual study groups with your friends/classmates
  • If you took AP courses in a block schedule this school year, you can review content from every topic in every unit in AP Daily
    • This will help you review content you’ve learned earlier in the year and prepare you for exams
  • Use your free score send before the deadline to send your AP Exam scores to the college, university, or scholarship organization of your choice

And if you have any questions about AP along the way, check out AP Students.