AP Seminar and AP Research are both yearlong courses that employ through-course assessments. For AP Seminar, students complete a team project and presentation and an individual research-based essay and presentation with an oral defense, as well as taking a written end-of-course exam. These components contribute to the overall AP Seminar score.
For AP Research, students complete a 4,000- to 5,000-word academic paper and a presentation with an oral defense. There is no end-of-course exam. For details on assessment, go to the AP Seminar Exam page and the AP Research Exam page.