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2022 AP Exam Schedule

  • AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil* exams during the first two weeks of May: May 2–6 and May 9–13.
  • A late-testing window is available May 17–20 if students cannot test during the first two weeks of May.

*As usual, AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams are administered in school on computers.

Review the complete exam schedule.

AP Ordering Deadlines for 2022 AP Exams

  1. 2021

    MON, OCT 4


    Preferred Ordering Deadline

    We recommend you ensure that student enrollments are completed by this date in AP Registration and Ordering.

  2. 2021

    MON, NOV 15,

    • 11:59 PM ET

    Final Ordering Deadline

    This is the deadline for the AP coordinator to submit the exam order for all full-year and first-semester AP courses, and all exam only sections in AP Registration and Ordering.

  3. 2022

    TUES, MAR 15,

    • 11:59 PM ET

    Spring Course Orders and Fall Order Changes Deadline

    This is the deadline for the AP coordinator to submit the exam order for all AP courses that begin after the November final ordering deadline, and to submit changes to fall orders.

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2021-22 AP Exam Fees

The base exam fee is increasing by $1 for the 2022 AP Exams. The base exam fees are:

  • $96 per exam at schools in the U.S., U.S. territories, Canada, and all DoDEA schools
  • $126 per exam at schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada, with the exception of DoDEA schools (Fees may vary for exams at College Board–authorized test centers outside the U.S.)
  • $144 per exam for AP Seminar or AP Research

The College Board fee reduction amount is increasing to $34 per exam for eligible students. See details about AP Exam fee reductions.

The late-order and late-testing fees aren’t changing. Those amounts remain $40 per exam (in addition to the base exam fee).

The unused/canceled exam fee is $40 per exam.

Review details about fees.

Incident Report (IR) Form Updates

In 2022, there are two options for submitting an Incident Report (IR) if an administration incident occurs during an exam:

  • A paper IR form returned with your exam materials in the IR return envelope, or
  • An online IR form submitted through AP Registration and Ordering.

See the Administration Incidents section of the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 for details. An email will also be sent to AP coordinators in April with information about the IR form options this year.

AP Art and Design

Physical portfolios will resume in 2022. For AP 2-D Art and Design and AP Drawing, students will prepare physical portfolios and also submit images of their work through the AP Art and Design digital submission web application. For AP 3-D Art and Design, students continue to submit all work through the digital submission web application. Learn more.