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Upcoming AP exams? Let's prepare together to get those high scores!

Preparing for AP exams means lots of notes, practice, and time-consuming studying. That's why the StudySmarter app is here to make your learning easier, faster, and more successful. With thousands of explanations and flashcards specifically for your AP courses and exams, you'll be an AP pro in no time!

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What are AP courses and AP exams?

As a bridge between high school and college, AP (Advanced Placement) courses and AP exams prepare you for getting into college and succeeding once you're there. With AP courses, you'll stand out in the college admission process and get college credit while you're at it!

AP prep: Notes

The notes feature in the StudySmarter app helps you practice and study for your AP classes. All you have to do is upload your learning materials and use our magic marker to highlight important text, and we'll instantly create flashcards, notes, and summaries for you. It really is a kinda magic ...
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AP prep: Flashcards

Want to make sure you have fully memorized everything from your AP course? Become a master of memory with the StudySmarter flashcards feature. Create your own or access thousands from AP students like you!
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AP exam prep: More StudySmarter features!

We want you to do well in your AP exams. So we have even more free (yes, free!) features to guide you to success!

Collect Points

Have fun learning and unlock badges and trophies to level-up your studies.

Get Statistics

See how you're doing with your own personalized analytics dashboard.

Offline Mode

Study on the go with our offline mode across all devices.

Scan

Make uploading your documents easier with our scan feature.

Share

Share notes with your study group for an interactive learning experience.

Add Exam Dates

Tell us when your exams are and we'll create a study plan for you.

Our 5 tips for acing your AP exams

  • Start studying early (ideally several months in advance).
  • Create an AP exam study plan with StudySmarter and track your progress.
  • Use different study materials, like study guides, flashcards, and quizzes.
  • Study in groups. Learning with others and teaching concepts reinforces your own learning (plus, it can be more fun!).
  • Get familiar with the details of the AP exams (how many questions, how much time, etc.).

Frequently asked questions:

How do you study for an AP exam?

To study for an AP exam, you should first create an AP exam study plan with StudySmarter to set goals and track your progress. Start this plan and your studying as early as possible (several months in advance), and get your hands on an AP prep book. Study in groups to have fun and reinforce your own learning, and lastly, familiarize yourself with the details of your upcoming AP exams. Also, don't forget to practice your material as much as possible!

Can you retake AP exams?

Yes, you can retake AP exams. However, because AP exams only happen once a year, you'll have to retake them the following year. If you do, both scores will be reported unless you request that one be withheld or canceled.

How long do AP exams take on average?

There are 38 AP exams in total, each with their own requirements. However, most of the AP exams are between two to three hours long.

Who grades the AP exams?

The multiple-choice section is graded by computer, and the free-response sections are graded by appointed college professors and AP teachers at the annual AP Reading.