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Annual Calendar and Deadlines
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July 2018

All July

2018 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 2018

All August

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

September 2018

All September

Annual AP participation materials are mailed to schools to the attention of the principal.

AP Studio Art Portfolio Requirements are mailed to schools to the attention of the AP Studio Art teacher.

September 15, 2018

Deadline for ordering your students' free-response booklets from the 2018 AP Exam administration.

October 2018

All October

Schools that ordered 2018 AP Exam free-response booklets begin to receive them.

October 1, 2018 Deadline for AP Seminar and AP Research teachers to complete the AP Course Audit form and submit course syllabi. Designated administrators must approve Course Audit forms before this date.
October 15, 2018 Preferred date by which AP course audit administrators should renew previously authorized courses for the 2018-19 school year.
October 31, 2018

Deadline for students to request the Multiple-Choice Rescore Service for the 2018 AP Exam administration.

November 2018

All November

AP Course Ledger of authorized 2018-19 AP courses is available on the AP Course Ledger page.

2018 U.S. State and National Summary Reports and the Canadian Summary Report are posted on the AP Data page.

2018 AP large-volume rebate checks are mailed to the attention of AP coordinators who administered at least 150 exams.

 

November 15, 2018 Deadline for schools to return the AP Participation Form and Participation Survey.
November 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET

Deadline for schools to apply to join the AP Capstone Diploma program in 2019-20.

December 2018

All December

The AP Program begins to mail the AP Coordinator's Manual, 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.

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

January 2019

All January

AP coordinators begin to receive 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 2019
All February

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

February 22, 2019

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

March 2019

All March

Schools may begin submitting AP Course Audit materials for new courses offered in 2019-20.

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

Orders are placed for preadministration materials (Note: preadministration materials are not available for schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada):

  • Orders placed for preadministration materials by March 13 will be delivered by April 5.
  • Orders placed for preadministration materials between March 14 and April 3 will be delivered by April 15.

For AP Computer Science Principles, AP Seminar, and AP Research Exams all schools in the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada must also order preadministration materials. It’s suggested that preadministration materials for these exams be ordered by March 13 to receive AP Student Packs by April 5. Schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada are encouraged to order by the international priority deadline below to allow additional time for materials to clear customs.

Learn more about the Capstone and CSP requirements:

March 22, 2019

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 29, 2019

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 2019

All April

AP coordinators receive and check exam materials.  

Coordinators must provide Student Packs to AP Studio Art, Computer Science Principles, Research, and Seminar students as soon as possible after receiving exam shipments. These students all need their AP numbers (and for some subjects, the college code lists) to finalize their digital submissions requirements. 

April 5, 2019

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 12, 2019

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 12 will be delivered by April 26.

April 19, 2019 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 19 will be delivered by April 29.
April 30, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET

AP Research and AP Seminar students must submit all final performance tasks and all presentations must be scored by AP Research and AP Seminar teachers by this date.     

AP CSP students must submit their performance tasks as final by this date. 

May 2019

May 6–10 and 13–17, 2019

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

May 10, 2019

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. Schools in the U.S. territories and Canada must also order alternate exams for late testing by this date.

May 13, 2019

Schools that ordered 150 or more exams and who tested over both weeks of the exam administration must return their Week 1 exams by this date, following the split shipment instructions provided to them.

May 17, 2019 Deadline for schools in the United States (excluding schools in the U.S. territories and Canada) to order alternate exams for late testing. Coordinators should call AP Services if an emergency occurs after this date.
May 20, 2019 Schools that ordered 150 or more exams and who tested over both weeks of the exam administration must return their Week 2 exams by this date, following the split shipment instructions provided to them. 

May 22-24, 2019

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

June 2019

June 1, 2019

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, 2019

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

Deadline for AP Services to receive students’ requests to: change college score report recipients, cancel scores, or withhold scores from the college indicated on their 2019 AP registration answer sheet.

July 2019

July 2019

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