Here's When Students Will Take AP Exams in 2017
With AP exam dates less than a month away, it's time for students to prepare for these intensive tests.
Why are AP exams important?
If you’ve spent the entire year taking an Advanced Placement course, the AP exam will be the culmination of the course – testing everything you have learned throughout the semester or year. It’s important to perform well on the exam, as colleges will want to see your scores and that you understand the material – especially if it’s in a course that relates to your areas of interest.
In some cases, high AP scores can be used for course credit, allowing you to gain college credit before you even graduate from high school. This can go a long way toward cutting back costs and allowing you to bypass entry level courses your freshman year that might not be engaging or challenging since you already know the material.
Preparing for AP Exams
In the days and weeks leading up to AP exams, make sure you’re familiar with the test format, what questions will be asked, and, of course, the content. Don’t stress yourself out by cramming for the exam the night before. Take your time to review all key concepts from the past year, and take a few practice tests if you haven’t already.
|2017 AP Exam Schedule|
|Week 1||Morning - 8am||Afternoon - 12pm||Afternoon - 2pm|
|Monday, May 1, 2017||Chemistry||Psychology||NA|
|Tuesday, May 2, 2017||Computer Science A||Art History||NA|
|Spanish Language and Culture||Physics 1: Algebra-Based|
|Wednesday, May 3, 2017||English Literature and Comp||Japanese Language and Culture||NA|
|Physics 2: Algebra-Based|
|Thursday, May 4, 2017||US Government and Politics||Chinese Language and Culture||NA|
|Friday, May 5, 2017||German Language and Culture||Computer Science Principles||NA|
|United States History|
|Studio Art — last day for Coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should have forwarded students' completed digital portfolios to Coordinators before this date.|
|Week 2||Morning 8am||Afternoon 12pm||Afternoon 2pm|
|Monday, May 8, 2017||Biology||Physics C: Mechanics||Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism|
|Tuesday, May 9, 2017||Calculus AB||French Language and Culture||NA|
|Calculus BC||Spanish Literature and Culture|
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017||English Language and Comp||Italian Language and Culture||NA|
|Thursday, May 11, 2017||Comparative Gov and Politics||Statistics||NA|
|Friday, May 12, 2017||Human Geography||European History||NA|
AP Exam Resources
Here are some additional resources to help you prepare for AP exams this spring.
- Test Prep 101: Preparing for AP Exams
- Tips to Prepare for AP Exams
- Ace Your AP Exams With These 5 Test Prep Tips
- College Board - Preparing for the Exams
- AP Courses (With Exam Practice)
- Preparing for Exam Day