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

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In 2018, if you submit an order of 150 or more regularly scheduled exams, you’ll be automatically enrolled in and required to use the split shipment program. This option lets schools return their first–week's AP Exam materials at the beginning of the second week of testing, rather than storing the exams for the entire two weeks of testing.

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 14.
  • Ship week 2 exam materials no later than Monday, May 21.

See pages 72–73 of the AP Coordinator's Manual (.pdf/7.2MB) for details.