The Advanced Placement (AP) tests are designed for top students who can study subjects at the college level, which are provided for by College Board. The AP tests are administered every May for the duration of two weeks. Thirty-five subjects comprise the AP tests overall. Each test takes approximately three hours to complete.

Week 1

Morning 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 noon

May 2

Environmental Science


May 3

Calculus AB 
Calculus BC

Chinese Language and Culture 

May 4

English Literature and Composition

Japanese Language and Culture
Physics 1: Algebra-Based

May 5

Computer Science A 
Spanish Language and Culture

Art History
Physics 2: Algebra-Based

May 6

German Language and Culture
United States History

European 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 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 noon

Afternoon 2 p.m.

May 9

Music Theory

Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C:
Electricity and Magnetism

May 10

United States Government and Politics

French Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture


May 11

English Language and Composition



May 12

Comparative Government and Politics 
World History

Italian Language and Culture 


May 13

Human Geography



The test results range from 1 to 5, 5 being the highest score. If a student scores a 5 on an AP test, he or she has a high chance of receiving college credit for that particular subject. If this occurs, the student will not have to re-take that same subject upon college matriculation which can also place him or her as a candidate for early graduation. In addition, the student may also opt to double major, which his or her schedule will permit. However, for the sciences, such as biology, physics, and chemistry, students may not be able to opt out of any of these subjects in regarding to the difficulty level. If a student receives a 4, depending on the college or university, he or she may also receive credit for that particular subject.

After taking the test, if the student expects that he or she may receive a score lower than expected, the test can be cancelled through AP Services on or before June 15th. (AP Services P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671, Phone (609) 771-7300) If a student follows through with this decision, no record is maintained.

AP score 5 is impressive when a student is going through the college admissions process. The possibility of gaining acceptance into a certain university will increase.