What are the exam ordering deadlines?

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The ordering deadlines listed below apply to all schools, including those outside the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada. Starting this year, international schools and test centers do not have different ordering deadlines


October 2, 2020
Preferred ordering deadline

This is the recommended deadline to review exam registration rosters in AP Registration and Ordering, make needed changes, and confirm and submit your exam order.

Orders may be updated and resubmitted without additional fees until the final ordering deadline.

November 13, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET)
Final ordering deadline

Final deadline to submit your exam order for all full-year and first-semester AP courses, and all exam only sections, without incurring additional fees.

Exams can be ordered after this date, although the late order fee applies. Exams can also be canceled after this date and in 2020-21 only, the unused/canceled exam fee won’t be applied.

March 12, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)
Spring course orders and fall order changes deadline

Deadline to order all exams for AP courses that begin after November 13 and to update fall orders (late order fees may apply for new exams ordered for full-year and first-semester courses).

Even though the unused/canceled exam fee won’t be applied this year, schools are still encouraged to submit any known cancellations by this date to ensure timely processing and accuracy of your exam shipment.