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Helping Students Prepare

Resources to share with your students

There are various ways schools can help prepare students for the end-of-course AP Exam. Here are some strategies employed by schools:

  • Implement summer programs to set academic foundations and ease the transition to AP courses.
  • Set up resource centers to provide before- and after-school tutoring.
  • Encourage your AP teachers to serve as AP Readers. Participation in the AP Reading has been shown to have a positive impact on the grades of these Readers' students.

Ensuring that students at your school have access to the full range of free and low-cost preparation resources at their disposal is also an important component of preparing them for exam day.

Explore the programs, policies, and resources outlined in this section:

  • Preparation Resources: Inform students at your school about the array of print and electronic preparation resources available from the College Board.
  • Homeschooled Students: Help increase access to homeschooled students and to students whose schools do not offer AP Exams. Find out how to order exam materials and coordinate AP Exams for homeschooled students in your area.

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Motivating Students

If less than 90 percent of the students enrolled in your AP courses are choosing to take the end-of-course AP Exam, visit Motivating Students to see what other schools do to encourage students to sit for the exam.


  • AP Services
  • P.O. Box 6671
  • Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6671
  • Phone: 877-274-6474 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 212-632-1781
  • Email:

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