The Assessment

AP Seminar

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Assessment Overview

The AP Seminar assessment consists of three parts: two performance tasks and the end-of-course AP Exam. All parts measure student achievement of the course learning objectives.

Encourage your students to visit the AP Seminar student page for assessment information.

Participate in the AP Capstone Diploma Program

Schools may choose to offer AP Seminar as a standalone course. To offer AP Seminar or participate in the AP Capstone Diploma™ program, schools need to fill out a required online form, and teachers need to attend mandatory summer training. Visit the AP Capstone Diploma program page for more information.

Assessment Dates

Mon, May 1, 2023

11:59 PM ET

Deadline to Submit AP Seminar Performance Tasks

Thu, May 4, 2023

12 PM Local

AP Seminar End-of-Course Exam

Assessment Format

Performance Task 1: Team Project and Presentation—20% of AP Seminar Score


Scoring Method


Individual research report (1,200 words)

College Board scored

50% of 20%

Team multimedia presentation and defense (8–10 minutes, plus defense questions)

Teacher scored (group score)

50% of 20%

Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation—35% of AP Seminar Score


Scoring Method


Individual written argument (2,000 words)

College Board scored

70% of 35%

Individual multimedia presentation (6–8 minutes)

Teacher scored

20% of 35%

Oral defense (2 questions from the teacher)

Teacher scored

10% of 35%

End-of-Course Exam (2 Hours)—45% of AP Seminar Score


Scoring Method


Understanding and analyzing an argument (3 short-answer questions); suggested time: 30 minutes

College Board scored

30% of 45%

Evidence-Based argument essay (1 long essay); suggested time: 90 minutes

College Board scored

70% of 45%

Guidance for Hosting Student Presentations

See the rules and guidelines for hosting your students’ presentations whether your school is teaching remotely, in person, or in a hybrid setting.

Assessment Questions and Scoring Information

2023: End-of-Course Exam and Performance Tasks



Samples and Commentary

Free-Response Questions

Past Sample Responses and Scoring Guidelines


AP Seminar Past Exam Questions and Tasks

View sample responses and scoring guidelines for the through-course performance tasks and free-response questions from past exams.

Score Reporting