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At Tutor the People, our goal is to set you up for success. We do this by focusing on creating strong foundations that you can build on in future classes. We want to make sure that you feel confident when exam day strikes, and that you can apply what you learn here for years to come. The AP US History exam can feel intimidating, but we work with you every step of the way so you have the tools you need to crush the exam.

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We understand that “teaching to the test” is only a quick fix, which is why we focus on helping you truly learn the material instead of just memorize it. We work with each of our students to create a lesson plan that matches their unique learning style and academic goals. Our expert tutors will help you understand the logic behind the test while also showing you proven test-taking strategies designed to help you face anything the AP US History exam can throw your way.

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On The Test

The AP US History exam is a total of 3 hours 15 minutes long, and covers American history from before European contact with Native Americans into present day. The first section is worth 60% of your total score, and the second section is worth 40%. The exam is meant to test your ability to analyze primary and secondary sources as well interpret historical information. It is a cumulative exam that will cover all of the units taught in your AP US History course.


This exam will be broken up into 2 main sections, each consisting of 2 parts.

Section 1A

This part will give you 55 minutes to answer 55 questions. All of the questions are multiple-choice style and will ask you to analyze/interpret historical texts, primary sources, and secondary sources. This part is worth 40% of your overall score.

Section 1B

This part gives you 40 minutes to answer 3 short-answer questions. The first and second questions will cover history between 1754-1980. You will then have the opportunity to choose whether you would like to answer question three or question four to finish off this section. Question three covers history between 1492-1877, and questions four covers history between 1865-2001. This will make up 20% of your overall score.

Section 2A

This part consists of one, document-based question that will be worth 25% of your overall score. You will have 1 hour including a 15-minute reading period. You will be given seven documents that cover a historical development between 1754-1980, and you will need to develop an argument supported by evidence in response.

Section 2B

The final part is a long-essay worth 15% of your overall score. You will have 40 minutes to analyze and create an argument/explanation of a significant event in US History. There will be three prompt options that you can choose from: 1491–1800 (option 1), 1800–1898 (option 2), or 1890–2001 (option 3).

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Our APUSH group classes are formed on an as-needed basis both online and in-person, starting with a minimum of four students. When you sign up for group classes, a specialized AP prep tutor will evaluate each individual student before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

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More Info & Resources


When is the AP US History exam?
The exam is administered every year at the beginning of May.

How do I sign up for the AP US History exam?
You will register for the exam through your school. There will be a $92 exam fee that you can turn in to your school’s AP coordinator.

What score do I need to get in order to receive credit?
This will depend on the college you will apply to. Use College Board’s AP policy search to find our your school’s requirements.

What should I bring on exam day?
We suggest you bring multiple, No. 2 pencils as well as blue or black ink pens for the long answer sections. You will also need to bring a government or school issued photo ID and any accommodations paperwork you might have.

Can I retake the AP US History exam?
Yes, you can take the exam every time it offered (every May). However, your previous scores will be included in your final score report.

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