A lot is at stake for students taking Advanced Placement exams, even in normal times. If you score high enough, you can earn college credit. It’s also a big factor in college applications. But for some students, the idea of studying right now feels impossible.
“I’m constantly thinking about making sure my family doesn’t get sick and I don’t get sick,” says Elise, a high school junior outside Boston. (We’re not using her full name because she’s worried about hurting her college applications.)