We encourage juniors and seniors to reach out to their College Advisors to create a plan for preparing for APs that balances preparation with their other obligations and their wellness. Ninth and tenth graders should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and a College Advisor can help them create an appropriate plan for their needs.
All AP courses begin the week of March 21. Each course costs $399. Financial aid is available. Please reach out to email@example.com with questions.
The table below lists the courses, as well as dates and times. Clicking on the latter brings you to registration pages.
|Exam Review Course||Date and Times|
|AP Biology||Sundays 4:30-5:30 pm|
|AP Calculus AB||Sundays 2-3 pm|
|AP Calculus AB||Wednesdays 7-8 pm|
|AP Calculus BC||Sundays 2-3 pm|
|AP Calculus BC||Wednesdays 7-8 pm|
|AP Chemistry||Sundays 7-8 pm|
|AP Chinese||Sundays 8-9 pm|
|AP Computer Science||Sundays 12:30-1:30 pm|
|AP Computer Science||Mondays 7-8 pm|
|AP English Language||Sundays 10-11 am|
|AP English Language||Tuesdays 7-8 pm|
|AP English Literature||Sundays 10-11 am|
|AP English Literature||Tuesdays 7-8 pm|
|AP English Literature||Wednesdays 7-8 pm|
|AP Environmental Science||Sundays 7-8 pm|
|AP Environmental Science||Mondays 7-8 pm|
|AP European History||Sundays 1-2 pm|
|AP French||Sundays 8-9 pm|
|AP Latin||Sundays 8-9 pm|
|AP Macroeconomics||Sundays 8-9 am|
|AP Physics 1||Sundays 9-10 am|
|AP Physics 1||Thursdays 7-8 pm|
|AP Physics 2||Sundays 9-10 am|
|AP Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism)||Sundays 8-9 am|
|AP Physics C (Mechanics)||Sundays 9-10 am|
|AP Spanish||Sundays 8-9 pm|
|AP Statistics||Sundays 3-4 pm|
|AP Statistics||Mondays 7-8 pm|
|AP US History||Sundays 1-2 pm|
|AP US History||Thursdays 7-8 pm|
Other options for AP Test Prep:
The Boyden Library carries many AP Test Prep books that students can use for free, and online retailers such as Amazon.com also sell AP Test Prep books for self-paced study (Barrons, Princeton Review, and Kaplan are examples). For some students, self-paced study will be more effective than a regularly scheduled prep course for certain subjects.
For questions about SAT and ACT Prep, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who want to play a sport in college at the Division I, IA, or II level, must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of their junior year. For more important information about NCAA academic requirements, please visit Athletic Recruiting.
Naviance is an online college search tool that helps students research potential colleges, keep track of their prospective and active applications, and estimate the likelihood of admission based on the results of previous Deerfield students’ grades and testing profiles as compared to each individual student’s personal academic record. All students are given access to Naviance in the fall of their junior year, and parents are given their own log-in information shortly afterwards. Naviance is the site through which Deerfield submits the school’s portion of a student’s application materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation), so it’s important that students keep their application information up to date on Naviance.
There is no specific requirement for frequency of meetings, but most seniors meet with their advisor every two or three weeks to discuss their progress. Advisors may request more frequent meetings if a student is falling behind in the process, or around crucial times of the year (such as application deadlines). Juniors will begin meeting with their advisor in late fall of junior year; they are encouraged to check in with their advisor about once a month. Students can schedule meetings by visiting the College Advising Office on the second floor of the Boyden Library, emailing their college advisor, or using Outlook to request a meeting.
The College Advising Office sends a message to all sophomores each winter to invite them to schedule a meeting with a college advisor. In the summer before students’ junior year, the College Advising Office will send additional information about what students should be doing to prepare themselves for applying. In the late fall of their junior year, students begin the process in earnest, starting by filling out an information sheet that will help them, in conjunction with their college advisor, begin compiling a list of schools.
Deerfield’s College Advising Office, located on the second floor of the Boyden Library, counsels students extensively on the college application process. Juniors are each assigned a college advisor who works with them closely and gets to know them well to provide personalized assistance. First year students and sophomores are also welcome to drop by the office with any specific questions, though the counseling and application process does not begin in earnest until the junior year.
Deerfield is highly conscious of the needs of its student-athletes, and offers a wide range of NCAA eligible classes. The College Advising Office and Deerfield coaches are accustomed to assisting students seeking to play sports in college, and they are experienced in guiding students through the recruiting process. They will work with students to be sure they meet the NCAA requirements, and are in the best position possible to be recruited. Mrs. Thiel in the Academic Dean’s office is our liaison to the NCAA compliance center and she can be a good source of guidance and information.