AP Exam Guidelines and Schedule
Makeup AP Exams Scheduled from June 1 - June 5
Makeup AP exams are scheduled for June 1 - June 5 for students who were unable to complete their exams during the regular exam administration. This opportunity is for students who have previously indicated they will need to take an exam during the makeup period, either because of a testing issue or a conflict with another exam.
Students will receive a new e-ticket for their June makeup exams by email at least two days before the exam date.
For more information about the schedule and other important testing information, please visit the College Board website. For more tips on how to prepare for the exams, please visit apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org or view some Tips for Makeup AP Exams.
Students enrolled in AP classes to take their exams online from May 11-22
District students enrolled in AP classes will begin taking their at-home exams on May 11 with a testing calendar that extends through May 22, depending on the class.
The College Board announced earlier this spring that all exams would be administered online and shortened to 45 minutes because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new test format is free-response only and will not include multiple-choice questions.
To accommodate this new testing environment, the College Board has developed a range of resources to support students, as well as some strict protocols to ensure that academic integrity is maintained.
In preparation for the exams, students should keep the following in mind:
- 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.
- The College Board recommends 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.
- 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.
Students are reminded that they may not consult with others while taking the exam. 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 the work is their own on exam day.
- A student's work will be provided to their teachers after the exam.
- Plagiarism detection software will be used on every exam submitted.
There is still time to review for all of the exams, using AP review lessons available on YouTube. Also, in AP Classroom, students can log into their College Board account to find an optional student practice section that includes the most relevant free-response questions to help them practice the concepts and skills that will be tested.
Students are permitted to take these exams on any device they have access to — computer, tablet, or smartphone — or they can submit a photo of their handwritten work.
Should students have any questions, they should review the following two guides developed by the College Board or reach out to their AP teacher.