AP Dates & Preparation
What is AP?
AP (Advanced Placement) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.
What AP Classes are offered at Fulton in the 2019-20 school year?
(Click each course for a description)
How can AP benefit a student at Fulton?
- Students and families can potentially save money on tuition/college course fees if students receive AP test grade that colleges accept as credit.
- AP students receive challenging coursework that will help to develop college-level academic skills.
- AP students make a positive impression on college admission officers by revealing the ability to handle a challenging courseload.
- These classes can increase your chances for college-specific merit aid. Approximately 31 percent of colleges and universities will consider a student's AP coursework when making decisions about which students will receive scholarships.
Does AP cost anything?
Like all nationally standardized exams (i.e. the ACT, SAT, and PSAT), a student’s AP exams all have a cost attached. However, eligible students can receive a fee waiver, along with all students receiving certain contributions from the state and Federal Government. In the 2016 school year, all Fulton students paid $15 per AP exam, which is a considerable reduction from the original cost of $93.00. Each year, federal and state funds fluctuate and more information will be given to AP students on the cost of the 2016-17 AP exams. See more information here: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/ap_coordinators/exam_ordering_fees/exam_fees_reductions/232032.html
When are AP exams given?
AP Exams will be given at Fulton according to the following dates/times:
2020 AP Exam schedule
April 30, 2020
Deadline to Submit AP Research and AP Seminar Performance Tasks
Morning 8 a.m.
Afternoon 12 noon
May 4, 2020
United States Government and Politics
May 5, 2020
May 7, 2020
May 8, 2020
United States History
AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing – last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.
Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.
Morning 8 a.m.
May 11, 2020
May 12, 2020
May 13, 2020
English Language and Composition
May 14, 2020
How can students prepare for AP Exams?
Along with resources given throughout the class by the AP teachers, students can visit the AP CollegeBoard website to find sample practice questions and full-length past AP exams for each of the AP courses offered. The best way to prepare for AP exams is to (1) identify the areas you need to study most, (2) make a plan/schedule to study, (4) take practice exams, and (4) consult with your AP teacher with any questions you may have.
Here’s the link to practice, practice, practice!https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/preparing-for-exams