Most Popular AP Courses and Exams

School scheduling is as much an art as it is a science. There’s no perfect schedule for all schools, but there are some popular courses and exams that schools like to offer and students like to take. It’s not recommended for students to take all of these courses and exams in a single year. This list is a suggestion of courses to choose from.

Courses Most Requested by Students 

In 2023, nearly 30,000 seniors participated in our annual graduation survey, which asked “What AP course(s) would you have taken if your school offered it?” The top five courses have been consistent for two years:  

Most Popular AP Exams for All Grades

Most Popular AP Exams by Grade

9th and 10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

See the AP course and exam pages for more details on all AP courses.