AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination; it also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. 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.