AP Exams – Quick Facts

AP Exams are the cumulative final exam for students who take AP classes in high school.AP Exams 101

Test takers do not have to have completed an AP course to sit for the exam.

For some colleges, AP exams can earn the student college credit.  For other colleges, AP courses and successful exam scores are expected for admission – no college credit is earned.

AP exams are scored from 1-5  a minimum of three is required to earn college credit but many schools require a 4 or 5 on the AP exam to award college credit.  This varies by school, by subject sometimes by department within a school.

AP exams are offered in high schools over a two week period in May.

For a full description of AP exams and the dates they are offered, visit The College Board’s AP Website.

Sandy Aprahamian, Owner, Consultant, EdNavigators