Dogwood’s tutors help students with over 30 Advanced Placement (AP) courses that teach college-level material to high school students. Many students come for help throughout the school year but more need help with the AP exams at the end of the courses.
AP courses are optional but high-performing high school students often need them to be competitive in college admissions. Some highly selective colleges like UGA are admitting applicants who take an average of nine AP (or IB) courses in high school. The result is that AP students tend to study longer hours and experience more stress.
AP Exams in May 2020
Because of the coronavirus crisis, College Board has announced major one-time changes for AP Exams in 2020.
- Tests will be 45 minutes long instead of 2-3 hours
- All free response questions. No multiple choice
- Tests will be taken at home on any type of device or even hand-written
- Students will have a choice of two dates for each test, one early in May and one later in May
- Even though students paid for AP tests in October (much earlier than ever before), they may choose to skip the tests and get a refund
For more info about the AP exams in 2020, visit the College Board website.
The AP exams will be very different in 2020, but many of the challenges remain from prior years. Count on Dogwood’s expert tutors to help your student manage the content of each AP course and improve their study skills, leading to higher scores on AP exams.