How to Prepare for the AP Statistics Exam

This web site provides free, online resources to help you succeed on the AP Statistics exam.

What Is Required to Pass the Test?

To master the test material, you need to be comfortable with arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), as well as basic algebra. Given those prerequisites, the main requirements for success are a good study guide, a good calculator, and a willingness to study hard.

How Can Stat Trek Help?

Stat Trek can help you prepare for the test, choose the best study guide, and find the right calculator.

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With the right preparation, the right study guide, and the right calculator, you will maximize the impact of your study efforts and greatly increase your chances of success on the exam.

Why Should I Take the Exam?

Each year, the College Board administers a standardized test called the Advanced Placement Statistics Examination. The exam is designed to assess student proficiency in introductory statistics.

Through the AP Statistics Exam, you benefit in three ways.

  • College preparation: Get a head start on college-level work.
  • College admissions: Demonstrate maturity and readiness for college.
  • Course credit: Receive credit or advanced standing for an introductory college statistics course.

In addition, you can save on tuition if you receive course credit.

How Do I Register for the Exam?

If your school offers AP courses, talk to the AP Coordinator. He or she will help you register. If you are homeschooled or attend a school that does not offer AP, you can still take the AP Statistics Exam.

  • Call AP Services no later than March 1 to identify local AP Coordinator for the statistics exam.
  • Call the local AP Coordinator no later than March 15.

To learn more about AP examinations, visit the College Board's web site for students.


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