About the Course

AP® Calculus BC (NCAA Approved)

  • Grade 8+
  • CTY-Level
  • Session-Based

Set yourself up for success on the AP® Calculus BC exam in this intensive, college-level course that covers topics in single-variable differential and integral calculus. Through engagement with the electronic textbook, interactive lessons, and your CTY instructor, you’ll learn how to solve both applied and abstract problems involving limits, derivatives, and integrals by hand as well as by using technology. You’ll also participate in class forums and synchronous virtual meetings. Along the way, your instructor will be available for learning support and one-on-one review sessions for graded assessments, which include homework assignments, free-response questions, projects, quizzes, discussion forums, and cumulative exams based on the actual AP Calculus exams.

Meeting times: After the course begins, class meeting times will be set to match students' availability.

Time Commitment: 6-10 hours per week (1 hour class time, 5-9 hours independent work).

Important Dates
Apply by August 9 to start:


Register for an Online course by selecting an open class below. If no open classes are listed, then course enrollment is currently closed. Note: You will need to have an active CTY Account to complete registration through MyCTY.


30 weeks
30 weeks

Testing and Prerequisites

  Math Verbal
Required Level CTY-Level Not required
Check your eligibility using existing test scores If you do not have existing test scores:

Students must achieve qualifying scores on an advanced assessment to be eligible for CTY programs. If you don’t have qualifying scores, you have several different testing options. We’ll help you find the right option for your situation.

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Course Prerequisites

AP® Calculus BC (NCAA Approved) requires:

1 prerequisite

Successful completion of Precalculus or equivalent

Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    • Varies
  • Application fee
    • 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.

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Course Materials

Please acquire all course materials by the course start date. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact ctyinfo@jhu.edu.

  • A graphing calculator

Earning School Credit

AP - NCAA Approved

Recommended school credit: One academic year

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Technical Requirements

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.

Terms & Conditions

Students may interact in online classrooms and meetings that include peers, instructors, and occasional special guests.

Virtual class meetings may be recorded for students to review.

After a you complete a course, your projects may be used to illustrate work for future students. 

You will need to create an account on a third-party site to access course resources.

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.

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