How do I return exam materials using the split shipment program?

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If you submit an order of 150 or more regularly scheduled exams, and are administering exams over both weeks of the AP Exam administration, you’ll be automatically enrolled in and required to use the split shipment program. With the split shipment program, schools return all of their AP Exam materials in two shipments: Schools return the first week’s AP Exam materials at the beginning of the second week of testing, and return the second week’s AP Exam materials by the close of the next business day after the school’s last AP Exam in the regularly scheduled exam administration.

After exam orders are placed, the AP Program will mail coordinators detailed instructions for returning exam materials using the split shipment program. (Schools outside the United States will also receive an international return kit.)

Schools required to use split shipment must return the materials following the instructions sent to coordinators to avoid potential score delays.

Coordinators need to complete a packing list for each week’s shipment. (See “How do I return exam materials?”)

Here are the split shipment deadlines:

  • Ship week 1 exam materials no later than Monday, May 13.
  • Ship week 2 exam materials no later than Monday, May 20.

See page 75 of the AP Coordinator's Manual (.pdf/7.2MB) for details.