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AP Ordering Deadlines for 2021 AP Exams

  1. 2020

    FRI, OCT 2


    Preferred Ordering Deadline

    We recommend you ensure that student enrollments are completed by this date in AP Registration and Ordering.

  2. 2020

    FRI, NOV 13,

    • 11:59 PM ET

    Final Ordering Deadline

    This is the deadline for the AP coordinator to submit the exam order for all full-year and first-semester AP courses, and all exam only sections in AP Registration and Ordering.

  3. 2021

    FRI, MAR 12,

    • 11:59 PM ET

    Ordering Deadline for Spring Courses and to Change Fall Exam Orders

    This is the exam ordering deadline for AP courses that begin after November 13 as well as the deadline to make changes to fall orders in AP Registration and Ordering.

2020-21 AP Exam Fees

The base exam fee is increasing by $1 for the 2021 AP Exams. The base exam fees are:

  • $95 per exam at schools in the U.S., U.S. territories, Canada, and DoDEA schools
  • $125 per exam at schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada, with the exception of DoDEA schools (Fees may vary for exams at College Board–authorized test centers outside the U.S.)
  • $143 per exam for AP Capstone™ (AP Seminar or AP Research)

The College Board fee reduction amount is increasing to $33 per exam for eligible students.

The late-order and late-testing fees aren’t changing. Those amounts remain $40 per exam.

Unused/Canceled Exams

In 2020-21 only, the unused/canceled exam fee won't be applied. To ensure a school isn’t billed an exam fee for unused/canceled exams, AP coordinators must cancel exams in AP Registration and Ordering by March 12, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET), or indicate as unused any exams that are ordered but not taken in AP Registration and Ordering before the school's invoice is generated.

Additional Late-Testing Day Added

To support students, schools, and districts who are unable to participate in AP testing on Thursday, May 13, 2021, due to Eid al-Fitr, an additional day of late testing has been added. The exams that are being administered on May 13 will be offered again on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

AP Terms and Conditions

Students must agree to the AP Terms and Conditions prior to taking any AP Exam. College Board will notify AP coordinators and students when these terms are available online. Once available, AP coordinators must ensure that students are directed to review these Terms and Conditions thoroughly in advance of taking an AP Exam.