AP Psychology is a demanding course that covers a lot of material in a year. It is one of the most popular AP courses but has a lower pass rate and fewer scores of a 5 than some other courses. But if you participate in your class and put in regular study time, you should do great.
While many consider psychology a science, it is most often considered a “social science.” Many colleges and universities have a psychology department located in the school of social sciences. In high school, psychology is part of social studies, and the College Board® lists AP Psychology under the “History and Social Studies” category.
The AP Psychology exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and two free-response questions. The total exam duration is two hours.
AP exams are administered every May. The exact day will change from year to year. Check with your school or the College Board website to find the exact day and time that your exam will be given.
The best way to prepare for the AP Psychology exam is to practice. Practice with realistic questions, review the content you miss, and become familiar with the free-response question rubric. One of the best ways to ensure you do well on the exam is to use UWorld’s QBank for AP Psychology as your practice and preparation resource.