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Are AP exams tougher for international students?

Hey guys, I'm an international student and I've been wondering if the AP exams are harder for students outside the U.S. Does anyone know if the curriculum or the exam format is different from the one in the States? Kinda stressed since I want to ace these exams for my college apps.

8 months ago

Hello! It's completely understandable to be a bit stressed about AP exams, especially given their potential importance in college applications. Rest assured, the curriculum and the exam format for Advanced Placement (AP) exams are consistent worldwide, so the exams are not inherently tougher for international students.

Both in the U.S. and abroad, the exams are designed to assess the same level of knowledge and skills. However, it's important to note that the content is based on U.S. high school curricula, so depending on your own educational system, you might find certain topics or the style of questions to be different from what you're used to.

A good way to prepare is to familiarize yourself with past exam questions and format. The College Board has plenty of study resources, and practicing with those can help bridge any gaps. Don't hesitate to reach out to your teachers or a local AP coordinator for guidance on preparation, too. Good luck—you've got this!

8 months ago

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