AP Program OutlineAP courses are for higher level students who excel at critical thinking. Students should expect 8-10 hours per week of work as well as intense writing and test requirements. Students will be required to complete 100% of the course for credit. There may be required textbooks for the course and these costs are not included in the Bridgeway tuition. Your advisor will assist you in determining any textbook requirements. AP ExamIf your student is interested in taking the official AP exam, they need to locate a testing location - a local school, most likely - that will allow them to test at their site. The student needs to be registered with a testing location by September/October. There are additional costs associated with taking an AP exam. The official AP exams are administered during the first two weeks of May each year.