AP® Calculus AB
- Grade 8+
Prepare for the AP Calculus AB exam with this college-level course that covers topics in single-variable differential and integral calculus. You’ll learn from your instructor, as well as from an engaging electronic textbook, videos, interactive lessons, and other online course materials. Along the way, you’ll complete challenging homework assignments, free-response questions, quizzes, projects, and cumulative exams, and participate in discussion forums as you move through this comprehensive course. You’ll solve problems by hand and with technology and will be expected to compose clear solutions for applied and abstract problems involving limits, derivatives, and integrals. As you progress through the course at your own pace, your instructor will be available for learning support and one-on-one review sessions.
Recommended length of enrollment: 6 months
Time Commitment: 4-7 hours per week (1-hour optional meeting, 3-6 hours of independent work).
Students enroll in a course by selecting an open class below. Students progress at their own pace following course guidelines, with guidance from instructors who strive to meet individual needs. While the course provides students with independence and flexibility, students must manage their time to complete the course before the end date.
Note: You need an active CTY Account to complete registration through MyCTY.
Testing and Prerequisites
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Course PrerequisitesAP® Calculus AB requires:
Successful completion of Precalculus or equivalent
Cost and Financial Aid
- Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
- Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)
Financial Aid is available
We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.
Please acquire all course materials by the course start date, unless noted as perishable. Items marked as “perishable” should not be acquired until the student needs them in the course. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact [email protected].
- A graphing calculator
Earning School Credit
(Note: CTY does not administer AP exams. Please see the College Board site for information on AP exams.)
Recommended school credit: One academic yearLearn More
This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
About Mathematics at CTY
Our online Mathematics courses—spanning elementary through college-level curricula—cover a wide range of topics, from algebra and geometry to chess, cryptology, and AP Calculus and are guided by expert instructors. You’ll join group sessions with classmates to ensure you stay on track with challenging course content. Whether you’re looking for pure math fun and enrichment, to move up the math ladder and advance your honors and AP (and beyond) academic standing, or to train for mathematics competitions, there’s a CTY course that’s right for you.
Join the exciting world of competitive math
Participate in the High School Math Club or enroll in 6 IP courses: Middle School Competitive Math I, Middle School Competitive Math II, Middle School Competitive Math III, Competitive Mathematics Prep, Competitive Mathematics I, Competitive Mathematics II.