Advanced Placement

AP Potential: Which Courses are Right for Me?

What is AP Potential™?

If you took the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9, your score report will provide you with information about which AP® courses you’re likely to do well in. In your personalized view of AP Potential, you’ll see which courses are offered at your school and which classes match a future major that may interest you.


How Can AP Potential Help Me?

AP Potential can help you discover your strengths. You may not realize that you’re ready to take an AP course and that you have the potential to succeed in it. Even if a course isn’t in your strongest subject, you may still do well in the class. AP Potential can help you decide which courses would be the best fit for you. Many high schools begin planning student schedules in early spring for the upcoming school year. Speak with your counselor to explore all your possibilities.


How does AP Potential Work?

AP Potential is based on research that connects your performance within specific sections of PSAT-related assessments or the SAT to predict your ability to excel in various AP courses.

Your SAT Suite of Assessments score report displays AP courses you have potential for.


To Access AP Potential:

  1. Log in to the online score reporting portal.
  2. Open a score report.
    • Open your SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9 score report.
  3. Click the AP Potential tab at the top of the report.
    • The table shows the AP courses you might do well in, based on your test scores.
    • You’ll also see which of the courses are offered in your school. They are indicated with a check mark.
    • An X will appear next to any course you’ve already taken or isn’t offered at your school.
    • If you select a college major from the menu, you can also view whether each AP course is relevant to that major.

 Get started by logging in to view your AP Potential.