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 courses. 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 AP Daily videos to learn and review course content and skills
    • Ask your AP teacher how you’ll be using AP Classroom during the school year
    • If your AP teacher has assigned them, start using the topic questions and progress checks to build your knowledge of course content and skills
    • Track your learning in the My Reports section of AP Classroom to check how you're progressing throughout the course
  • Follow along with your AP teacher’s lessons and assignments —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 and skills
    • Form study groups with your friends/classmates
  • Register for AP Exams for the AP courses you’re taking this school year
    • Ask your AP teacher or coordinator about your school’s registration deadline and any exam fees, as well as if you’re eligible for a fee reduction
  • 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
    • A score of 3 or higher can get you college credit at more colleges than ever before

Winter

  • Keep going with your AP course—you’ve got this!
  • Refresh your knowledge and skills by watching AP Daily videos and completing any practice assignments your teacher has created in AP Classroom
  • 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 receive your free AP score report
    • This is an important step to ensure you get the college credit you’ve earned

Spring

  • AP Exams are administered every May—find yours on the schedule
    • Taking AP exams 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
  • 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.