2017-2018 School Year

Annual Calendar and Deadlines

The following calendar, which includes exam ordering deadlines, was designed by AP coordinators to help other coordinators plan their schools’ AP Exam administrations.

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Annual Calendar and Deadlines
Dates Details
July 2017

All July

2017 AP Scholar Award, AP International Diploma, AP Capstone Award, and AP with WE Service Recognition recipients are notified via email and may go online to view and download their award certificates.

August 2017

All August

Announcements of upcoming AP workshops for professional development are mailed to schools.

September 2017

All September

Schools receive annual AP participation materials.

September 15, 2017

Deadline for ordering your students' free-response booklets from the 2017 AP Exam administration.

October 2017

All October

Schools that ordered AP Exam free-response booklets begin to receive them.

October 31, 2017

Deadline for students to request the Multiple-Choice Rescore Service for the 2017 AP Exam administration.

Deadline for schools to apply to join the AP Capstone Program in 2018-19.

November 2017

All November

AP Course Ledger of authorized 2017-18 AP courses is available on the AP Course Ledger page.

2017 U.S. State and National Summary Reports and the Canadian Summary Report are posted on the AP Data page.

Large volume rebate checks are mailed to AP coordinators who administered at least 150 exams.

November 15, 2017

Deadline for schools to return the AP Participation Form and Participation Survey.

December 2017

All December

The AP Program begins to mail the AP Coordinator's Manual, a supply of the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents (available in English and, by request, in Spanish or large type), and other information to schools that have submitted AP Participation Forms.

AP Potential™ becomes available.

Principals and AP coordinators receive their AP Potential™ access codes, which are also available in the K12 score reporting portal.

Identify students who may need to test with accommodations and start the request process well before the application deadline in February.

January 2018

All January

AP coordinators begin to receive account and ordering instructions and ordering access codes by email, and can begin ordering AP Exams online at AP Ordering. Ordering access is provided when the Participation Form has been received and processed.

Mid-to-late January

The AP Studio Art Digital Submission Web application becomes available. 

February 2018
All February

Upcoming AP Summer Institutes for professional development are announced on AP Central.

February 23, 2018

Deadline for submitting requests for testing accommodations for students with disabilities.

March 2018

All March

AP coordinators work with SSD coordinators to ensure nonstandard test formats are ordered online.

Orders are placed for preadministration materials:

  • Orders placed by March 14 will be delivered by April 6.
  • Orders placed between March 15 and April 4 will be delivered by April 16.

March 23, 2018

Priority deadline for schools outside the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. Submit orders by this date to ensure timely processing and delivery

March 30, 2018

Priority deadline for schools in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada  to order AP Exams. Submit orders by this date to ensure timely processing and delivery.

April 2018

All April

AP coordinators receive and check exam materials. Coordinators must provide Student Packs (or, alternatively, AP numbers and copies of the college code list) to AP Studio Art students as soon as possible after receiving exam shipments. Students will need this information when submitting their portfolios online.

April 6, 2018

Extension deadline for schools outside the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. Each order received after this date incurs a $55 late fee (excluding alternate exam orders).

April 13, 2018

Extension deadline for schools in the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. Each order received after this date incurs a $55 late fee (excluding alternate exam orders).

Final deadline for schools outside the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. No orders will be accepted after this date. Orders placed by April 13 will be delivered by April 27.

April 20, 2018  Final deadline for schools in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. No orders will be accepted after this date. Orders placed by April 20 will be delivered by April 30.
May 2018

May 7–11 and 14–18, 2018

Regularly scheduled AP Exams are administered. See Exam Dates for the complete schedule.

May 11, 2018

Deadline for schools outside the United States to order alternate exams for late testing. Coordinators should call AP Services for Educators if an emergency occurs after this date.

May 14, 2018

Schools that ordered 150 or more exams must return their Week 1 exams by this date, following the split shipment instructions provided to them.

May 18, 2018 Deadline for schools in the United States to order alternate exams for late testing. Coordinators should call AP Services if an emergency occurs after this date.
May 21, 2018 Schools that ordered 150 or more exams must return their Week 2 exams by this date, following the split shipment instructions provided to them. 

May 23-25, 2018

Alternate AP Exams are administered. See the late-testing schedule for complete details.

June 2018

June 1, 2018

Deadline for AP Services to receive all exam materials. Schools are billed twice the fee for each exam in shipments received after this date.

June 15, 2018

Postmark deadline for exam payments and invoices submitted to AP Services. Late payments incur a $225 fee.

July 2018

July 2018

AP score reports are available to designated colleges, students, high schools, and districts.

Mid-July through late August

AP score reports for alternate exams are provided.