AP Psychology Exam 2024 | The University Network (2024)

The 2024 AP exams will take place over a two-week period in May: May 6–10 and May 13–17.

The AP Psychology exam for 2024 will be a full-length paper-and-pencil exam that students can take in school only.

Here is what you need to know to do well in the upcoming AP Psychology exam.

Will I get college credit for the 2024 AP Psychology exam?

Students who take the 2024 AP Psychology exam will be eligible for college credit.

As in previous years, a student must obtain a score of 3, 4, or 5 to be eligible for college credit.

For tips on getting a perfect AP score, check out this interview with Dawn Mueller, an educational consultant with Tutor Doctor.

And if you’re looking for further insights and resources to help you with your college journey, consider checking out TUN AI. Our ethical, AI-powered platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to guide students through the college selection and application process, providing personalized recommendations and valuable insights that help students make informed decisions about their academic future.

Can I take the 2024 Psychology exam virtually?

In 2024, eight AP exam subjects are available as a digital exam in the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. However, the 2024 AP Psychology exam is not available as a digital exam.

How long is the 2024 AP Psychology exam?

The 2024 AP Psychology exam will be 2 hours long.

What’s the 2024 AP Psychology exam date and time?

The 2024 AP Psychology exam is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 12 PM local time.

What will be tested on the 2024 AP Psychology exam?

The 2024 AP Psychology exam will test students on the whole course content, so be prepared to answer questions on these topics:

  • Unit 1: Scientific Foundations of Psychology
  • Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Unit 3: Sensation and Perception
  • Unit 4: Learning
  • Unit 5: Cognitive Psychology
  • Unit 6: Developmental Psychology
  • Unit 7: Motivation, Emotion, and Personality
  • Unit 8: Clinical Psychology
  • Unit 9: Social Psychology

What is the AP Psychology exam format for 2024?

The 2024 AP Psychology exam will consist of 2 typical sections: multiple-choice and free-response questions. The multiple-choice section is worth 67 percent of the exam score while the free-response section is worth 33 percent.

You will have 1 hour, 10 minutes to answer 100 multiple-choice questions and 50 minutes to answer 2 free-response questions.

The chart below shows the breakdown of the exam components.

Section# QuestionsTime AllocationExam Weight
I: Multiple Choice1001 hour, 10 mins67%
II: Free Response250 minutes33%

Does the College Board offer any free AP Psychology exam prep resources?

The College Board is offering a number of free AP Psychology exam resources to students to help them prepare for the exam.

AP Psychology Practice Tests

You can get examples of free-response questions from past AP Psychology exams for free. You can use these as practice tests to supplement other test prep materials you use.

Check here for the first set of free-response questions and here for the second set of free-response questions from the 2023 AP Psychology exam.

And check here for free-response questions from the 1999-2022 AP Psychology exams.

AP Psychology Courses

The College Board’s AP YouTube channel gives students access to APLive classes and recordings delivered by AP teachers from across the country. Additionally, to help students review course content and skills before their exam, the College Board gives students access to the AP Daily: Live Review sessions for the 2024 AP Psychology exam.

What are my other options for preparing for the 2024 AP Psychology exam?

If you don’t have an AP Psychology review book already, consider getting one sooner than later to help you prepare for the 2024 AP Psychology exam. You can find popular review books published by Barron’s, The Princeton Review, and others at Amazon.

The AP Psychology Premium, 2024: Comprehensive Review With 6 Practice Tests + an Online Timed Test Option (Barron’s AP Prep), for example, costs just $17.99 (at the time of writing of this article).

And the Princeton Review AP Psychology Premium Prep, 21st Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review + Strategies & Techniques (2024) (College Test Preparation) costs just $19.79 (at the time of writing of this article).

There are also online resources that you can use to help you prepare for the 2024 AP Psychology exam.


Steven J. Barnes, an instructor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, offers a six-part course on edX to help students prepare for the AP Psychology exam. The first course, entitled “AP Psychology – Course 1: What is Psychology?” covers the history and research methods of psychology. This course also provides research-based study tips.

You can audit this course for free, but there’s a $49 fee to obtain a Verified Certificate.

These are the companion courses that you can also audit for free:

If you’re taking more than one AP exam in 2024, check TUN’s AP Exam Review for details on other AP exams.

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