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AP Courses

Below you will find highlighted dates and exams the students will be taking.  
AP Exam

AP Testing Guide for the online exams:  2020 AP Testing Guide.  This guide explains the exam day process, the steps students need to take before exam day, and provides details about the e-tickets students will need to participate.  

Exam Day Checklist for students: 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist  Teachers should have their students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.

Click here for free, live AP review lessons.

Student resources for the online AP exams:  When students log in to AP Classroom, they will now see free-response questions that can help them practice their knowledge and skills as they prepare for this year's AP Exams. They will see scoring criteria to help them revise their responses and they can get direct feedback from their teachers.  Students should also be using the YouTube AP classes and review materials that are widely popular:  AP YouTube course schedule and information

Parent Webinar on AP changes archived from April 16.  Parent Webinar Archived

Exam Dates

Most AP teachers and students we 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 here.

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. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.

Confronting the Digital Divide

Exam Security

Like many college-level exams, this year's AP Exams will be open book/open note. The exam format and questions are being designed specifically for an at-home administration, so points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online. However, students taking the exams may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period. We'll take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration, as we do every year.

We're confident that the vast majority of AP students will follow the rules for taking the exams. For the small number of students who may try to gain an unfair advantage, we have a comprehensive and strict set of protocols in place to prevent and detect cheating. While some of these practices are confidential to maximize their effectiveness, students and education professionals can learn more about our security measures.

At a minimum, test takers should understand that those attempting to gain an unfair advantage will either be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled, and their high school will be notified as will colleges or other organizations to which the student has already sent any College Board scores (including SAT® scores). And they may be prohibited from taking a future Advanced Placement® Exam as well as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests™, or CLEP® assessments.


Remote Instruction and Practice:

On March 25, we began offering free live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The courses have been viewed more than 3.2 million times since they became available.


Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Updates

  • The College Board, administrator of Advanced Placement exams, is offering students access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country beginning on Wednesday, March 25th. These optional, mobile-friendly classes are designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools. These classes will also be available on-demand, so teachers and students can access them at any time. These online classes are not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction as we know many AP teachers now face challenges that would make that impossible. The schedule and link to these videos can be accessed here: 
  • Additionally, for the 2019-20 AP Exam administration only, College Board is developing secure 45-minute online exams for each course. The exam content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early-March. Students will receive specific information form their AP course teacher.  
  • For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. By April 3rd, we’ll publish the full exam schedule including the specific free-response question types that will compromise each AP exam. 

Please find more details at:


Additional Resources for AP US History and AP World History

These optional courses are mobile-friendly and available on-demand. The course schedule (.pdf/456 KB) is available online, along with information about what will be covered this week. All times on the schedule are Eastern Time. We'll continue to post updates as they're available. We encourage you to pass information about the courses along to your students.

For the latest information, please visit AP Central®.

Daily Schedule of Live AP Webinars


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