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Schools must be approved by the AP Program before they can offer the AP Capstone Diploma™ program.

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Application Timeline

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    • AUG 2020

    2021-22 application opens for prospective schools to take part in AP Capstone™ Diploma program.

    Selection decisions are shared on a rolling basis.
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    • DEC 11, 2020 AT 11:59 P.M. ET

    2021-22 application priority deadline.

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    • LATE DEC 2020

    Remaining applicant schools are notified of 2021-22 application status.

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For schools approved to participate in AP Capstone Diploma program

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    • FEB 2021

    Approved schools begin registering for required summer professional learning.

    Registration links are distributed by email only to the email addresses provided on application.
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    • JUN-AUG 2021

    New teachers at approved schools take part in AP Seminar and/or AP Research professional learning.

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    • SUMMER 2021

    AP Classroom systems open. Access granted to teachers with approved AP Course Audit forms.

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    • AUG–SEP 2021

    AP Seminar and AP Research instruction begins at approved schools.

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    • OCT 1, 2021

    AP Seminar and AP Research course authorization deadline for approved schools.

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Go to the AP Seminar and AP Research course pages to learn more about course and program deadlines for participating schools.