AP Exams

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams are nationally administered tests that assess high school students’ proficiency in college-level course material. They are used by American colleges and universities to grant course credit or allow students to place out of intro-level courses. 

AP Exams are intended to test how well students understand the material taught in an Advanced Placement class. Bespoke’s experienced tutors not only help students master this challenging content but also teach the actionable skills and test-taking strategies that allow them to conquer the exams. Whether your student needs help keeping up with class material throughout the year, a bit of guidance while preparing for the exam itself, or some combination of the two, one-on-one sessions with our tutors will build confidence and set your student up for success. (Students who are not enrolled in an AP class can sit for AP exams.)

Whether you’re ready to begin tutoring immediately or just have questions, our client services team is looking forward to speaking with you! You’ll talk to a knowledgeable, caring individual who will create a test prep plan and pair you with the perfect tutor for your student’s personality and learning style.

AP Exams Offered By the College Board:

  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • United States History
  • World History
  • European History
  • United States Government and Politics
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Human Geography
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Computer Science A
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature
  • French Language and Culture
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • German Language and Culture
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Art History
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • Music Theory

“Thank you so much for all your help over the past few years. I have found that all of your tutors are fantastic. I did very well this year in my AP Chemistry course and I wanted to let you know that I owe it all to Brooke. She always made our lessons fun and interesting, and I learned a ton in each one. I could not be happier with the way Chemistry went this year.”

– Ben B., Horace Mann 12th grader

About AP Exams

What is AP?
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they’re still in high school. AP Exams are used by American colleges to award college credits or allow students to place out of introductory-level courses. Scores of 4 or 5 are generally required for schools to award credits or allow students to place out of courses.

Who takes AP Exams?
Students who enroll in an AP course take the corresponding AP Exam in the spring. Students may take the exam even if they haven’t taken the relevant course.

What’s on the tests?
While the format varies by subject, AP Exams generally consist of a multiple-choice section and a free-response section.

How long are the tests?
Most AP Exams are 2–3 hours in duration.

How are the tests scored?
Each AP Exam provides students with a scaled score of 1–5, which is derived from the raw score on the multiple-choice section and a subjective rating of a student’s work on the free-response section.

How are the tests administered?
AP exams are administered as paper-and-pencil tests in a student’s school.

When are the tests offered?
AP Exams are offered once per year during the first two weeks of May. Exams are given at different times so students can take AP Exams in more than one subject.

Where can I get more information about AP Exams?
For more information about AP Exams, and to register online, please visit the AP website.