Returning AP Exams

Review the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 for complete information. 

New in 2023: For schools outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico with DHL shipments, you’ll need to take steps via the DHL online system to generate and print DHL labels for returning your AP Exam materials. We’ll email you with details in the spring.

All secure AP Exam materials (exam booklets, orange booklets included with some of the exams, and master CDs) must be returned to the AP Program.

June 1 is the final deadline for all exam materials (regularly scheduled or late testing) to be received by the AP Program. Schools are billed twice the fee for each exam in shipments received after this date.

Important: The split shipment return program applies to schools that ordered 150 or more regularly scheduled AP Exams and are administering those exams over both weeks of the AP Exam administration. These schools are automatically enrolled in and required to use the split shipment program. Due to high volume of materials being returned, prioritize returning week 1 and week 2 shipments as soon as you’ve completed administering exams for each week.