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Important Updates

We’re working with educators to prepare an expanded 2021 exam schedule, with two contingency testing dates for each subject—one in the second half of May and one in the first half of June—to support schools that want more instructional time before testing. Exams on the contingency dates will be full length, covering the full scope of content.

If a school is closed or coronavirus-related risks prevent a student from testing at a school, the AP coordinator will be able to authorize a full-length digital contingency exam that can be taken at home.

The exam schedule and information about the contingency testing options will be posted to AP Central in early February, and announced via email to AP teachers, AP coordinators, and administrators.

AP Exam Registration and Fees

Given this year’s unusual circumstances, AP will waive the $40 cancellation or unused exam fee so all students can register with confidence this fall.

2021 AP Exam Schedule

Week 1

Morning 8 a.m.
Local Time

Afternoon 12 noon
Local Time

Afternoon
2 p.m.
Local Time

Monday, May 3, 2021

United States Government and Politics

Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Calculus AB

 

Calculus BC

German Language and Culture

 

Human Geography

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

English Literature and Composition

Japanese Language and Culture

 

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

United States History

Art History

 

Computer Science A

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Chemistry

 

Spanish Literature and Culture

European History

 

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

 

Week 2

Morning 8 a.m.
Local Time

Afternoon 12 noon
Local Time

Monday, May 10, 2021

French Language and Culture

 

World History: Modern

Macroeconomics

Tuesday,
May 11, 2021

Seminar

 

Spanish Language and Culture

Latin

 

Psychology

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

English Language and Composition

Microeconomics

 

Music Theory

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Comparative Government and Politics

 

Computer Science Principles

Statistics

Friday, May 14, 2021

Biology

 

Italian Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture

 

Environmental Science

Digital Portfolio Submission Deadlines

Please note that Digital Portfolios must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

11:59 PM ET

AP Art and Design Digital Portfolio Due

Thursday, May 20, 2021

11:59 PM ET

AP Capstone Digital Portfolio Due

Thursday, May 20, 2021

11:59 PM ET

AP Computer Science Principles Digital Portfolio Due

Please note:

  • Coordinators are responsible for notifying students when and where to report for the exams. Early testing or testing at times other than those published by College Board is not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Coordinators should order alternate (late-testing) exams for students who would like to take exams that are scheduled for the same time.
  • Schools must begin the morning exam administration between 8 and 9 a.m. local time and the afternoon exam administration between 12 and 1 p.m. local time. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam must begin between 2 and 3 p.m. local time.
  • Schools in Alaska must begin the morning exam administration between 7 and 8 a.m. local time, and the afternoon exam administration between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. local time. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam in Alaska must begin between 1 and 2 p.m. local time.
  • AP Seminar and AP Research students must submit performance tasks as final and their presentations must be scored by their AP Seminar or AP Research teachers no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on May 20, 2021. AP Seminar End-of-Course Exams are only available to students at schools participating in the AP Capstone Diploma program.
  • Students participating in AP Computer Science Principles must submit all performance tasks as final in the AP Digital Portfolio no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on May 20, 2021.

Late Testing

Occasionally, circumstances make it necessary for students to test late. To preserve the security of AP Exams, alternate forms are used for late testing. All students who participate in late testing at a given school must take these alternate exams on the scheduled late-testing dates at the scheduled times. See Late-Testing Policies for full details.

Contact

AP Services

P.O. Box 6671

Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6671

Phone: 877-274-6474 (toll free in the United States and Canada) or

212-632-1781