AP (Advanced Placement) Exams

  • Exams will be given from May 11-22 - Make up test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5 - Makeup tests should only be utilized for students who had technology issues during the original exam administration window. All students should plan to take their exam(s) during the original testing window, not the makeup window. Students will take their exams from home on a device. Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.

    View the full testing schedule

    May 29, 2020

    2020 AP Score Access Schedule for Students

     

    The day you'll receive access to your AP scores is based on your physical location. Scores are released at 8 a.m. Eastern Time each day. Check the schedule below to see when your access begins. Don't forget, in order to get your scores you need your College Board account username and password.

     

    California can access AP scores on Wednesday, July 15 at 5 a.m. PT.

    To access College Board website for more information and login, please click here.

     

     

    May 12, 2020

    The AP® World Languages Exam App is now available for students to download on a smartphone (iPhone® or Android™) or tablet (iPad® or Android). Download the free app from either the Apple® App Store or Google Play™.

     

    Students should download the app as soon as possible to the phone or tablet they plan to use for the their AP world language and culture exam(s). This will give them time to make sure they can download the app to their device and to use it in practice mode to become comfortable with how the app works before their scheduled exam day. All content in practice mode is in English.

     

    Please review AP 2020 World Language and Cultrure Exams walk-through video

     

    May 6, 2020

    New resources are now available to help you get ready for this year's AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Language and Culture exams.

    Available Next Week: AP World Languages Exam App

    Students will need to use a new app-the AP World Languages Exam App (WLEA)-for this year's exam. The app is free and will be available to download to a smartphone or tablet the week of May 11. College Board will email you when the app is available and suggest that you also download and use it in practice mode so you can help your students prepare. All content in practice mode will be in English.

     

    To download the app, students need to have access to the Apple® App Store or Google Play ™ store.

    If students aren't sure whether their devices can run the app, they can go to the apstudents.org/devicesurveyWL. Students without a device to use for the AP World Language and Culture Exams can still complete a survey at the link by Wednesday, May 6, to join the waitlist for a device for the June makeup testing window. 

     

    April 29, 2020 

     Reminders

    • Ap Exam Demo (available May 4): AP students should use the clickable exam demo to practice the different ways to submit their exam responses. The demo will help students confirm that their testing device will be able to access and run the online exam. If they can't access the demo, the final slide of the the Testing Guide can help them troubleshoot. The sample content in the demo will be the same for all users and isn't a practice exam. We'll send educators and students an email to remind them when the demo is available. Please encourage your students to take this important preparation step.
    • Online AP Classes and Review Sessions Prep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.
    • Student Outreach: If any of your students are having difficulty receiving College Board emails, walk them through the steps on the "Confirm your email address" page.
    • Information for AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams:
      • The above exams will be administered using a new dedicated app, the AP World Languages Exam App. Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets. This free app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the week of May 11. We'll email students and their teachers to let them know when the app is available to download. Visit College Board's site for more details. 
      • A video walk-through of the test-taking experience will be available the week of May 4.
      • Details on accommodations for the above exams are also now available.
      • If your students are unsure about accessing the app, or if they don't have a device, they can fill out this survey. (or you can complete it on their behalf) as soon as possible so we can help support them (applicable to U.S. and U.S. territories).
    • Information for AP Music Theory Exams:
      • Before exam day, students will need to print or hand copy the 2020 Music Theory Answer Sheet and gain access to an audio recording app or software before exam day. Please see more information on the website

     

     

    April 28, 2020

    Exam Prep Sessions with Experienced Readers

     

    Many students have put in the work and decided to take this year's AP Exams. Please join College Board for special exam prep sessions for AP students who have one or more exams between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. local time. These course-specific, online sessions will take place from April 26 to May 8 and will be hosted by an experienced AP reader. Readers are college professors and high school AP teachers who score student work each year. Their sessions will be designed to help you understand the types of questions on this year's AP Exams and how they'll be scored.

     

    College Board will host exam prep sessions in the following AP subjects:

    • Biology
    • Calculus AB and Calculus BC
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science A
    • English Language and Composition
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
    • Physics 1 and Physics C: Mechanics
    • Psychology
    • Statistics

    Visit College Board website to review the full schedule and register. If students can't make it to the live session, we'll send them a recording afterward.

     

    April 27, 2020 

    New practice exams are now available on the AP® Course Audit Site and the AP Classroom question bank, along with scoring guidelines and scoring worksheets. As a reminder, all free-response questions, including the ones on all practice exams, can now be assigned to students digitally, without a LockDown Browser.

     

    Using AP Classroom for Remote Learning

     

    College Board recognizes that teachers are navigating the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic differently. If you're using AP Classroom to provide remote instruction, you can:

    1. Assign free-response practice exam questions online so students can practice using mobile phones, tablets, or computers.
    2. Assign topic quesitons aligned to the daily AP live review lessons and additional practice areas identified in your personal progress check results.
    3. Turn of Let Students See Their Results so students can get feedback on their answers and see the topics and skills they should continue practicing.
    4. Encourage students to use the Optional Student Practice section with free-response questions to practice their knowledge and skills at their own pace.

    This one-page overview (.pdf/521 KB) includes tips on ussing AP Classroom with students at home.

     

    April 23, 2020

     

    DIGITAL SUBMISSION UPDATES

    Here are a few reminders:

    • No physical portfolios: All AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams will be submitted digitally. There will be no physical portfolios this year.
    • New Submission deadline:  May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET
      • Updated number of works: 
      • Sustained Investigation: 10 images (instead of 15)
      • Selected Works: 3 works ( instead of 5)

                              - AP 2-D Art and Design and AP Drawing: 3 images (1 view of each work)

                      - AP 3-D Art and Design: 6 images (2 views of each work)

    There are also changes to some steps students will take in the AP Art and Design digital submission web application.

    • Setting up the portfolio: To initially create their portfolios in the web application, students need an access key from their AP teacher or AP coordinator. You can find your access key on the Tools page in the AP Art and Design digital submission web application.  If you aren't able to provide students with your access key, they can use this one: aps2020. However, if studetns don't use the access key provided by the teacher or coordinator, teachers will not be able to review their work in the web application.

     

    • Placeholder images:  Although there are fewer required works this year, the web application still requires students to upload 15 images to the Sustained Investigation section and images of 5 works to the Selected Works section. Students must upload their images only to Sustained Investigation spaces 1-10 and Selected Works 1-3. These are the only images that will be scored. For the remaining spaces in each section, students need to upload placeholder images, which can be found on this page.

     

    • Acknowledge physical portfolios and printed written evidence: For AP 2-D Art and Design and AP Drawing, to proceed in the web application students still need to check the boxes that say they'll mail their physcial work, including printed written evidence. This is only a technical requirement.There are no physcial portfolios this year. 

     

    • Confirming portfolio status:  The demo encourages students to sign back in to the web application after they've submitted their portfolio to ensure their teacher didn't send it back to them for any reason. Students' portfolios must be in one of the following statuses at the time of the May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET, deadline in order to be scored: Forwarded to Teacher, Forwarded to Coordinator, Forwarded to AP. Since you might have limited ability to contact your students this year, we urge you not to send a student's portfolio back to them unless absolutely necessary.

    We highly encourage you to review the updated submission process

     

    April 17, 2020

     

    In the weeks leading up to the AP Exams on May 11, we want to ensure you have the information you need to get students ready to take this year's exams.

     

    General Reminders

    Key Dates

    • April 20 (11:59 p.m. ET): Dealine to switch a student's AP Calculus Exam or switch a student's AP Art and Design Exam.
    • April 21: College Board will provide additional information regarding accommodations.
    • April 24: Deadline for members of your school community to contact College Board if your students need devices or connectivity to complete their courses and exams.

    April 16, 2020

    SAT/ACT UPDATE

    The College Board shared how it will make the SAT available in school and out of school as soon as the public health situation allows.

     

    The not-for-profit organization's top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators. Public health officials have made clear it currently is not safe to gather students in one place, and many states have closed school for the rest of the year. As such, the College Board will not be able to administer the SAT as planned on June 6, 2020.

     

    The College Board will ensure students have opportunities to take the SAT to make up for the lost administrations this spring, giving them opportunities to show their strengths and continue on the path to college.

     

    "We know students and educators are worried about how the coronavirus may disrupt the college admissions process, and we want to do all we can to help alleviate that anxiety during this very demanding time," said College Board CEO David Coleman. "Our first principle with the SAT and all our work must be to keep families and students safe. The second principle is to make the SAT as widely available as possible for students who wish to test, regardless of the economic or public health circumstances."

     

    • If it's safe from a public health standpoint, there will be weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled test on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.
    • To replace canceled SAT School Day administrations this spring, the College Board will offer the SAT in schools this fall. Almost all of College Board state partners and many of its district partners have expressed interest in providing SAT administration during the school day later this fall. Some states, like Michigan, have already made announcements regarding fall testing. This is an important opportunity for the many students who take the SAT for free as part of state-and large district-sponsored programs. Specific information about state and district testing will be shared with our partners in the coming weeks so they may create their testing plans for students.
    • In the unlikely event that schools do not reopend this fall, the College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use, much as the organization is delivering digital exams for three million Advanced Placement (AP) students this spring. As with at-home AP Exams, the College Board would ensure that at-home SAT testing is simple; secure and fair; accessible to all; and valid for use in college admissions.  Like the pencil-and-paper test a digital remote version of the SAT would build on the organization's experience over the past year of delivering the SAT digitally in schools in several states and district. While the idea of at-home SAT testing is new, digital delivery of the test is not.

     

    For national administrations, students will be able to register beginning in May. Students who registered for June and those in the high school class of 2021 who do not have SAT scores will have early access to register for the August, September, October administrations. The College Board will communicate directly with students when the exact date is available. Eligible students will be able to take the test with a fee waiver. For each administration, the organization is preparing to significantly expand its capacity for students to take the SAT as soon as schools reopen. The College Board is calling on member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to open their doors and provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to can take the SAT.

     

    To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp when many schools are closed, the College Board and Khan Academy continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools at khanacademy.org/sat.

     

     

    Over the coming weeks, the College Board will provide students, families, and K-12 and higher ed members with new information about testing plans,including via pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates.

     

     

    April 9, 2020

     

    HELP YOUR STUDENT PREPARE FOR AP EXAMS                   REGISTER NOW !    

     

    Join College Board for a webinar hosted by Trevor Packer, head of the AP Program, to learn more about at-home testing, the exam schedule, and AP review classes. He'll interview an AP teacher about how to best prepare for exams and a representative from college admissions about how students can earn college credit and placement with exam scores.

    The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. ET. A recording of the webinar will be emailed to you following the event. We encourage your AP student to tune in to the webinar with you. 

    REGISTER NOW!

    Attendance is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot! Visit College Board website for information about this year's AP Exams. You can view past College Board parent webinars.

      

    April 3, 2020

    EXAM DATES

    Most AP teachers and students College Board surveyed prefer to test earlier, while the content is still fresh.

    • Exams will be given from May 11-22
    • Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5
    • Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.
    • Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide
    • View the full testing schedule

    Exam Format

    Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.

    • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to-computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.
    • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
    • Certain courses-Art and Design: 2D; Art and Design: 3D; Computer Science Principles: Drawing; Research; and Seminar-will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.
    • Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. The College Board will provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.  

    Exam Scores and College Credit

    As usual, students' work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP teachers, and will be reported on a 1-5 scale. We anticipate releasing scores as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.

    We're confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credits as they have in the past. We've spoken with hundreds of institutions across the country that support our solution for this year's AP Exams.

     

    In Need of a Digital Device

    Don't have a device? Click Here prior to Monday, April 6.

    Following April 6, please email the appropriate administrator from the list below:

     

     

    March 24, 2020

    Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:

    • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
    • Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
    • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons inclucing topcis from the final 25% of the course.

    To access the live classes and recordings, visit the AP YouTube channel or find your course schedule below. We'll be adding more courses soon.

    Download the daily schedule for 32 courses (.pdf/151 KB).

     For additional information from College Board on the Coronavirus, please visit: 

    Virus:https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates

     

    March 20, 2020

    As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the cornoavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program's top priorities. Here's how we're supporting schools:
    We're providing free remote learning resources.  

    • We're investing in the development of a new at-home testing option.
    • Through our members across the country, we understand the new time constraints on everyone in the education community. These solutions are meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers-without creating additional burdens for school learders during this time.

    Traditional face-to-face exam adminstrations will not take place.

    Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.

    The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. We'll also unluck any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

     

    About This Year's AP Exams


    Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward. We'll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourgage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

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      The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:For the 2019-20 exam adminstration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently slecting the exam questions that will be administered.

     

    • AP Curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topcis and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.

     

    Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies. Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to-computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handrwritten work will also be an option.

    We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we will invest so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know.

     

    Test security is a concern.

    The exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating; we use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.

    Scoring at-home work for a AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Scicence Principles and AP Capstone courses.