New Exam for Classroom Use
A secure 2017 AP Microeconomics Exam is now available on the AP Course Audit website. To access, sign in to your AP Course Audit account, and click on the Secure Documents link in the Resources section of your Course Status page.
Previously Secure Exam Now Publicly Available
A 2012 AP Microeconomics Exam—previously available only through your AP Course Audit account—is now available on the exam page. This means you can now use the questions from this older exam without restriction.
AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers. The course also develops students’ familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, market failure, and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.
Essential Course Resources
AP Microeconomics Course Overview
The two-page Course Overview provides a succinct description of the course and exam.
AP Microeconomics Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to common questions about the course, exam, and AP Course Audit.
The 2007 Teacher's Guide has instructional strategies, sample syllabi, and more.
AP Microeconomics Course PerspectiveThe Course Perspective has one teacher's thoughts on teaching the course.
College Board Store
Find AP Microeconomics publications, released exams, and more in the College Board Store.
AP and Higher Education
Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.
This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.
Meet the current Development Committee for AP Microeconomics.