AP Action Plan for the School Year
We’re here to help you stay on track in your AP® classes. Follow this annual action plan to get the most out of your AP courses and exams.
It’s Going to Be a Great Year—You've Got This!
Join Your Class Section Online
- Your AP teachers will provide you with a unique join code for each of your AP classes. Log into your College Board account and the unique code to join your class section and receive access to AP resources and tools, including AP Classroom.
Explore AP Classroom
- Log in to MyAP to access AP Classroom, which is where you’ll find course resources like AP Daily videos and assignments from your AP teacher.
- Use AP Daily videos to preview or review what you’re studying in class. These short, mobile-friendly videos provide targeted support to help you build the knowledge and skills you’ll need for your AP Exam.
- Ask your AP teachers how they’ll be using AP Classroom during the school year. If they assign Topic Questions and Progress Checks, you can track your learning in the My Assignments and My Reports section of AP Classroom.
Take Charge of Your Learning
- Follow along with your AP teacher’s lessons and assignments—it’s the best way to stay on track.
- Ask questions along the way. This will help you better remember the material you’re learning and allow you to develop skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving.
- Form study groups with your friends and classmates.
- Follow @APforStudents on Twitter for encouragement, tips, and reminders from the AP Program.
Register for Your AP Exams
- Ask your AP teacher or coordinator about your school’s AP Exam registration deadline and any exam fees, as well as if you’re eligible for a fee reduction.
- Review these reasons to commit to taking your AP Exams. Nearly all colleges offer credit for qualifying scores for the most popular AP courses.
- Remember: 2 out of 3 AP students earn some college credit in high school.
Keep Up the Great Work—Persistence Is Key!
Stay Engaged with Your Coursework
- Refresh your knowledge and skills by watching AP Daily videos and completing any practice assignments your teacher has created in AP Classroom.
- Check out the University Faculty Lectures in AP Classroom to get a sense of what it would feel like to take a college class in a subject you’re interested in. Log into one of your AP courses in AP Classroom, click on the Course Resources section in the left navigation pane, select the Overview tab, and then expand the Student Resources section to see a list of lectures available for that course.
Choose Your AP Courses for Next Year
- Now’s the time to start thinking about which AP courses you want to take next fall. We have the tools to help you choose.
- Did you know that there are 38 AP courses ranging from social sciences to the arts, to STEM subjects and more? Meet with your school counselor to find out which classes are available at your school. This blog post also outlines How To Pick AP Courses.
- Match college majors and careers with AP courses that can help you reach your future career goals.
- If you’re interested in a particular college, university, or scholarship organization, select the school you want to receive your free AP score report. This is an important step to ensure you get the college credit you’ve earned.
You’re Almost There—Finish the Year Strong!
Review Course Content and Skills to Prepare for Your AP Exams
Use these free resources to get ready:
- Watch AP Daily videos and participate live on YouTube with AP Daily: Live Review.
- Practice answering AP Exam questions in AP Classroom.
Take Your AP Exams
- No matter your score, taking an AP course and exam shows colleges you’ve persisted through challenging coursework.
- AP Exams are administered every May—find yours on the schedule.
Activate Your Free Score Send
- You have until mid-June to send your AP Exam scores to the college, university, or scholarship organization of your choice.
- Use this tool to look up all credit and placement policies for every college.
You Worked Hard—Relax and Enjoy Your Summer!
- Keep these 5 tips in mind as you prepare for the next school year.
- AP test scores are typically released in July. Check your account for updates.
If you have any questions about AP along the way, check out AP Students.