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AP tests kick off next month and we’re here to help you prepare for exam day. To set you up for success, we’re supplying you with test prep tips, study guides, and the 2022 AP exam schedule. 

7 Test Prep Tips

As with any exam, you want to study ahead of time to ensure that you are prepared and familiar with the course material. Here are some test prep tips to keep in mind:  

  1. Make a realistic study plan.

    Don’t plan to study for six hours a day. Break your study sessions into smaller review periods. 

  2. Plan, don’t cram.

    Allow ample time to review course material and focus on areas where you need additional study.

  3. Find a quiet place to study.

    Reviewing notes or reading in a crowded public place may make it difficult to focus. Instead, opt for a quiet place where you can concentrate on your studies. 

  4. Take practice tests.

    Peterson’s offers full-length, timed AP practice tests to help you simulate the test-taking experience. Our practice tests feature multiple choice and free response sections that test your understanding of how to answer both types of questions.

  5. Utilize flashcards and other study materials.

    Flashcards are a great way to test your knowledge of key terms and definitions. You can also refresh your knowledge of the course material by reviewing class notes and past exams or quizzes.

  6. Ask your teacher for help.

    If you’re struggling to understand a concept or question, reach out to your teacher for help. Ask them for specific examples to help walk you through how to solve a problem or explain a concept. 

  7. Take breaks when needed.

    Between study sessions, it’s important to take breaks to relax your mind. Study sessions that are too long often result in failure to retain the information you’re studying or study fatigue leading to burnout. 

Our Top 5 AP Study Guides

We’ve created study guides for the top five most popular AP exams based on our website visits. Here are study guides for our top five to help you prepare:

  1. AP Chemistry

  2. AP English Language and Composition

  3. AP Biology

  4. AP Calculus

  5. AP Computer Science

2022 AP Exam Schedule

Here is the two-week AP exams schedule for 2022:

Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Local Time Afternoon 12 p.m. Local Time
5/2/22 Japanese Language and Culture

United States Government and Politics


Spanish Literature and Culture

5/3/22 Environmental Science Psychology
5/4/22 English Literature and Composition Comparative Government and Politics

Computer Science A

5/5/22 Human Geography




5/6/22 European History

United States History

Art History


Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Local Time Afternoon 12 p.m. Local Time
5/9/22 Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Computer Science Principles

Italian Language and Culture

5/10/22 English Language and Composition Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism at 2 p.m. Local Time
5/11/22 Chinese Language and Culture

Spanish Language and Culture

5/12/22 French Language and Culture

World History: Modern

Physics 1: Algebra-Based
5/13/22 German Language and Culture

Music Theory


Physics 2: Algebra Based


If you experience circumstances that make the above test dates and times impossible, access late-testing dates and times.

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Taking your AP exams can seem intimidating and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. Peterson’s AP test prep can take your study efforts to the next level. With the proper planning, micro-learning sessions, and test prep, you can maximize your study time and take your AP exams with confidence. 

Watch the video to learn more about Peterson’s AP exam prep.