Advanced Placement (AP)
AP Tests and Submission Difficulties
There have been some challenges with submissions for AP tests so far. Please see the information provided here from College Board:
- Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams. This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam. Please see below for more detail. You can also find information at Submission Guidelines: Backup Email Submission.
- You probably already reviewed these pages, but if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, please see these two pages for students: Tips to Avoid Problems on Exam Day and Troubleshooting Tips for AP 2020 Exams.
- You can also reach these from the student page - Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a reminder, please continue to review the FAQs and In-Depth AP 2020 FAQs for Educators for updates.
College Board has announced that AP exams will not be administered as usual. Here is the latest communication from College Board, updated May 1.
College Board’s Testing Guide provides instructions on accessing and submitting online exams.
Students will receive their AP ID and testing e-ticket via email 2 days prior to each exam. Students must have a valid email registered on My AP. Students should verify that their email is registered on My AP.
Exam Day Experience provides a video and interactive demo walking students through what the online exam format will look like.
AP World Language exams can only be taken on an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Instructions are provided in the Testing Guide.
Key Changes to AP Exams:
- Exams will be given on a modified schedule from May 11-22.
- Each exam is 45 minutes in length.
- Students may take most exams on any electronic device.
- Exams will cover material learned by students in their AP classes prior to March 1.
- Exams will have Free Response Questions only; no multiple choice.
- Students must not refresh browsers during exams and must submit before time expires.
- Exam Schedule
- Information Specific to AP Computer Science Principles College Board Exam Changes
- Exam Formats and Features
- College Board Online Review Resources
Students that are approved by the College Board to take AP Exams with accommodations can now find updated information on how those accommodations will be provided. Students may only use the specific accommodations that have been submitted to and approved by the College Board on an AP exam. The deadline to request accommodations for May 2020 AP exams has passed. More details about accommodations and how they will be accessed by students can be found on the AP website, Accommodations for 2020 AP Exams.