Important Updates for 2022-23

2023 AP Exam Schedule

  • AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil* exams during the first two weeks of May: May 1–5 and May 8–12.
  • A late-testing window is available May 17–19 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.

2023 In-School Digital AP Exams 

For the 2023 AP Exam administration, schools in the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. can choose to give either paper or in-school digital exams (or a combination of paper and in-school digital). Review digital exam details.

AP Exam Fees

The base exam fee is increasing by $1 for the 2023 AP Exams. The base exam fees are:

  • $97 per exam at schools in the U.S., U.S. territories, Canada, and all DoDEA schools
  • $127 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.)
  • $145 per exam for AP Capstone™ (AP Seminar or AP Research) 

The College Board fee reduction amount is increasing to $35 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.

AP Program's Artificial Intelligence Policy

Review the AP Program's Artificial Intelligence policy.

AP Art and Design 100% Digital Submission 

Starting this year, all portfolios (2-D, 3-D, and Drawing) will be submitted digitally only. Students will also use the AP Digital Portfolio to submit their portfolios. The AP Digital Portfolio opens in November 2022 for AP Art and Design. More information about digital submission is available at, including digital submission guides for AP coordinators, teachers, and students. 

Completing a Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR)  

There are updates this year for completing a NAR for AP Exams with accommodations. More details will be available on the accommodations page in the spring.

The AP Annual Conference Returns in 2023 

The AP Annual Conference (APAC) will return July 2023 in Seattle.

Key Dates

October 4

Preferred Deadline: AP Exam Ordering

This is the recommended date for student enrollments to be completed in AP Registration and Ordering.


November 15, 11:59 p.m. ET

Final Deadline: AP Exam Ordering

Submit the exam order for all full-year and first-semester AP courses and all exam only sections by this deadline. Indicate digital exams (eligible schools only). Exam orders submitted after this date will incur an additional $40 per exam late order fee, with some exceptions.


March 15, 11:59 PM ET

AP Exam Spring Course Orders and Fall Order Changes

AP coordinators should submit any changes to existing exam orders or submit new exam orders in AP Registration and Ordering by this deadline.