Important Information on AP Exams
Our AP teachers have been reviewing details related to exams for their specific courses with their students, but the following is some general information from the College Board for your reference. Additionally, students have received and will receive more exam information from the College Board to the email address that they used to set up their AP accounts in the fall.
AP Exam Period
May 11-22: Recommended time period, but students do not have to do anything to indicate when they want to take the exam. However, the make-up dates should be reserved in case a student has technical issues during the regular testing period. Here is the schedule-- three tests each day at the time indicated for students worldwide. The College Board acknowledges that the time may be inconvenient for international students, but needs to use this schedule for exam security.
June 1-5: Make-up period. Here is the schedule.
AP Exam Fees
Students have not been charged the exam fee yet. The College Board will submit an invoice to the school after the make-up period, and all students who took an AP exam will have their AOF student account billed $85 per exam. If a student does not take an exam, he will incur no fees.
Important Information About 2020 AP Courses and Exams
Your teen has worked tirelessly to get to this moment, and now we’re only weeks away from the first at-home AP Exams. The College Board has developed a range of resources to help you and your son succeed through this new process.
- AP Exams will be given from May 11-22. Make-up test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5. Each subject’s exam will be taken at the same time worldwide.
- We recommend testing during the first testing window.
- 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, Drawing, Computer Science Principles, 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 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
- 2020 AP Exam Format
- The 2020 AP Exam administration will be delivered in a 45-minute online exam for each course. Students will not be required to use free-response booklets for these shortened exams.
- This year’s exams will cover skills and concepts learned through early March.
- Most 2020 AP Exams will have 1–2 free-response questions, each question timed separately. Students can take them online or handwrite answers and submit a photo. See more about specific courses here.
- Students may not consult with others. A comprehensive and strict set of protocols to prevent and detect cheating is in place, including but not limited to:
- Students will be required to verify their identity and confirm work is their own on exam day.
- Students’ work will be provided to their teachers after the exam.
- Plagiarism detection software will be used on every exam submitted.
- Students and teachers can now access free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country on YouTube. These optional, mobile-friendly classes are designed to be used alongside work assigned by schools.
- AP Online Classes and Review Sessions on YouTube enable AP students to complete the few remaining topics of each AP course, and then focus on reviewing the course to prepare for the exam.
- In AP Classroom, students will see a new Optional Student Practice section that includes the most relevant free-response questions to help them practice the concepts and skills that will be tested in May 2020.
- Your student can take these exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone—or they can submit a photo of their handwritten work.
- As usual, 2020 AP Exams will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP readers and reported on a 1–5 scale.
- We plan to release scores as close to the usual July time frame as possible.
- Students trying to gain an unfair advantage will have their scores canceled, and their school and potential colleges will be notified.
- We're confident that the vast majority of higher education institutions will award credit as they have in the past. We've spoken with hundreds of institutions across the country who support our solution for this year's AP Exams.