How does the assessment work for AP Seminar and AP Research? Is there an AP Exam for both courses?

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.

Note: Given the implications of ChatGPT and other similar generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools on the AP Capstone performance task components, we will announce updated guidance regarding the use of these tools and any adjustments to the tasks by early fall, 2023.