AP Potential

AP Potential is a free, online tool that allows schools to generate rosters of students who are likely to score a 3 or higher on a given AP® Exam based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 8/9, PSAT™ 10, or SAT®.

Research Driven

AP Potential is based on research that focuses on correlations between exam results and on PSAT/NMSQT scores as compared to traditional factors.

Correlation of Exam Results

Moderate to strong correlations exist between PSAT/NMSQT® scores and AP Exam results.


PSAT/NMSQT scores are stronger predictors of students' AP Exam scores than the more traditional factors such as high school grades and grades in same-discipline coursework.

Designed to Help Schools Increase Access to AP

AP Potential should never be used to discourage a motivated student from registering for an AP course. The AP Program encourages schools to use a variety of factors including grades, student motivation, and teacher recommendations when registering students for AP courses.  

Who Can Access AP Potential?

AP Coordinators, counselors, high school principals, district officials and state department of education officials.

How to Access AP Potential

First-time visitors are asked to create an educational professional account and enter their AP Potential access code.

Principals and AP Coordinators

Access codes are emailed to schools offering AP for 2021-22 academic year. Codes also appear on the Educator Summary Report or can be accessed through the K-12 Score Reporting Portal.

District Officials

AP Potential access codes are emailed to district officials.

State Department of Education Officials

Officials looking to access the tool should contact AP Potential for more details.

New and Upcoming Changes

December 2021

New in December 2021

AP Seminar was added to the AP Potential tool in December 2021.

Help Us Make Improvements

We want to make the AP Potential tool as useful as possible for your school.