The 2018 AP U. S. History test will be given on Friday, May 11th.

You should be in the testing room at 7:30 a.m. on test day. The test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and is 3 hours and 15 minutes in length.

You will be given an activity excused absence for the entire day and should plan on leaving the high school after the test.

The cost of the test is $94.00. The deadline for paying for the test is Friday, March 21st, just before spring break. Payment should be made at the financial office. Checks should be made out to Murray High School.


AP U. S. History Exam Description


Question Type

Number of Questions


Percentage of total exam score


Part A: Multiple-choice questions

55 questions
[organized in sets of 2-5]

55 minutes


Part B: Short-answer questions

3 prompts
[student choice on 3rd prompt]

40 minutes



Part A: Document-based question

1 prompt
[7 documents]

60 minutes


Part B: Long essay question

1 prompt
[student choice from 3 prompts]

40 minutes